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MS in Accounting and Information Analysis Admissions
A complete application must be received by Graduate Programs Office by the listed deadlines in order to be considered for Fall 2020 admission. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next business day.
Extended Application Deadlines
- Domestic Students: July 15; rolling after July 15
- International Students: May 1; rolling after May 1
- Domestic Students: December 1
- International Students: December 1
The following application requirements are waived for Lehigh Accounting Majors:
- Letters of recommendation (2)
Note: Depending on the number of applicants and their qualifications, the competitiveness of admission may vary from year to year. Taking the GMAT may enhance the possibility of your admission. Admission offers are conditional upon successful completion of your undergraduate degree.
To apply for the MS in Accounting and Information Analysis (MSAIA) Program, use Lehigh's online application system.
You will be able to submit your application without incurring a fee.
The MS in Accounting and Information Analysis application essay should provide a summary of your career objectives and relevant work experience with reference to the chosen field of graduate study, and the leadership experience and skills you will bring to your peer group. The essay should not exceed two pages in length. This is your opportunity to set yourself apart from the other applicants, in your own words. The essay should be uploaded in the online application.
Your professional resume should list your education and professional achievements. Include your computing skills. The resume should be uploaded in the online application.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all entering applicants except those who hold an academic doctorate, juris doctorate or medical doctorate. The doctorate must be equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree.
GMAT scores will be accepted for evaluation as long as your official score is available through the testing service. Please indicate on your online application the date you are taking [or have taken] the GMAT.
GMAT test center, test information, and test preparation materials can be found by visiting the Graduate Management Admission Council ® [GMAC] website at www.mba.com.
Please use the proper program code shown below to have your official scores sent to Lehigh. Our office keeps GMAT scores on file for a period of five years. Official scores normally arrive at the Graduate Programs Office two weeks after the exam has been taken.
Program Code: 6ZB-FN-73
The MS in Accounting and Information Analysis program requires that all education from outside out the United States be evaluated by the World Education Services (WES).
All admitted students must submit an official transcript and degree certificate from their undergraduate institution, upon graduation. Official transcripts bear the signature of the university's registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. The official transcripts must be submitted to us in a sealed envelope and may not be opened by you. In addition, copies of transcripts should be uploaded to the online application.
Please mail WES evaluations and official transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Office
College of Business
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
You will enter your recommenders' information through the online application. Once complete, a web link will automatically be emailed to the recommender. Letters from family members or friends will not be considered. Paper copies of letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language® or the International English Language Testing System exam. All international students must show proof of English Proficiency to be admitted to Lehigh.
An applicant's English proficiency test date may not be older than 2 years at the time of your application to the program. The Lehigh MS/PhD programs will continue to accept all versions of the TOEFL test as long as the scores come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scores must be received directly from ETS to be considered official. Lehigh’s institution code number is: 2365. IELTS information can be found at ielts.org. Official test scores must be submitted from the testing agencies directly in order for this requirement to be satisfied.
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Recommended scores for the available versions are:
Internet-based TOEFL [iBT]—
Lehigh University will be accepting MyBest™ scores from ETS/TOEFL beginning August 2019.
IELTS: 7.0 band overall
Please note: These are minimum scores and do not guarantee admission into a program.
If an applicant has completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree or at least 2 years of full-time post-secondary education in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia or Canada, he or she may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement. The applicant is not exempt if the language of instruction is English in a non-English speaking country or if you have lived in an English-speaking country.
International students interested in applying for college-awarded financial aid will be required to pass a Lehigh University Test of Presentation and Speech Skills (TOPSS) test. The College will use the new internet-based TOEFL [iBT] as a screening tool for the awarding of financial aid to international students. In order to be considered, you must achieve a speaking section score of 28, and a listening section score of 20. All awards are contingent upon passing the Lehigh TOPSS test. Information on the Lehigh University TOPSS test may be found at www.global.lehigh.edu/esl.
All degree and non-degree students must submit a tuition enrollment deposit when accepting the offer of admission to secure a place in the class (Domestic students-$250/International students-$1,000). The deposit will be applied to tuition. A student who does not matriculate forfeits the deposit.
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