MS in Accounting Admissions
A complete application must be received by Graduate Programs Office by the listed deadlines in order to be considered for the current entering class. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next business day.
- Domestic Students: April 15
- International Students: March 15
To apply for the MS in Accounting Program, use Lehigh's online application system.
The MS in Accounting 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 GMAT or GRE test score submission is Optional* for MS in Accounting (MSA) applicants who have earned a non-business undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better and meet the following criteria:
- Have achieved a transcript documented letter grade of B or better in TWO (2) or more quantitative undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses considered include, calculus, statistics, micro-economics, macro-economics, and data analytics. Students must submit course descriptions/syllabi with their application for such coursework to be considered.
Applicants who choose not to submit a GMAT or GRE test score and who meet the criteria above will have their applications reviewed by the admissions committee but this is no guarantee of acceptance.
Applicants choosing not to submit test scores will receive one of three responses from the admissions committee –
- Acceptance into the MSA program
- Request from the Admissions Committee for a GMAT or GRE test score submission
- Denied Admission into the MSA Program
* “OPTIONAL” means it is at the discretion of the applicant whether they feel a GMAT or GRE test score submission strengthens their application.
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.
GMAT Program Code: 6ZB-FN-52
You may find a GRE test center, test information and preparation materials by visiting the Educational Testing Service ® (ETS) website. www.ets.org/gre/.
Lehigh’s GRE institution code is number is 2365. The department code is 4001.
The MS in Accounting 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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