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Application Deadlines and Start Dates

Term Apply by: Start courses:
Spring 2024 Dec. 15 Jan. 10
Spring 2024 - B Feb. 26 March 11
Summer 2024 May 20 June 3
Fall 2024 Aug. 12 Aug. 26
Fall 2024 - B Oct. 7 Oct. 21

*All documents required for admission must be submitted through the application portal one week before classes begin.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting*.
  • a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA or, for those with US degrees, a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.

*Applicants with a non-accounting degree will be accepted into the program upon completion of the following prerequisite accounting courses or their equivalents in U.S. tax policy:

ACCT 301 - Intermediate Accounting I 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 302 - Intermediate Accounting II 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 303 - Intermediate Accounting III 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 305 - Managerial Cost Accounting 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 409G - Auditing 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 420 - Tax Accounting 3 Credit Hour(s)

Application Materials

  • Resume.
  • Official GMAT scores.
    • GMAT waiver, with Graduate Coordinator approval, available for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Three letters of reference.


Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Graduate Admissions page to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.