Master of Accounting
Applying and Deadlines

The 2024 application is open

Review the application requirements and deadlines below and then start your application to Fisher's Master of Accounting (MAcc) program. 

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What we are looking for

Our admissions team frequently receives questions about what they are looking for in a prospective MAcc student. You'll find the answers to some of the more common questions below:

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in accounting to apply to your program?

No, all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. In addition to accounting majors, the Fisher MAcc program admits both business and non-business students with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including - but not limited to - economics, communications, psychology, and political science.

Application Requirements

Applicants to the MAcc degree program must have completed (or will complete prior to enrollment) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants' academic records should demonstrate an ability to pursue graduate studies in the accounting field, including completion of pre-requisite requirements

Our application process varies slightly for domestic and international applicants but in general requires similar elements, including:

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The Ohio State University or have graduated from one of the university’s graduate programs, you will need to complete Transfer of Graduate Program (TGP) forms in addition to your application. Upon admission, our team will reach out to send you to proper paperwork, or you can email to request the form.

Application Deadlines

We process applications and make financial aid decisions on a rolling admissions basis, meaning that we review and evaluate complete applications as they are submitted rather than waiting until the deadline(s) to begin the review process. Applicants should receive an admission decision from the MAcc program within four weeks of the deadline as long as all application information is received by the stated deadlines below. Applications for the MAcc program are accepted for the autumn term only. Autumn 2024 classes begin on August 20, 2024.

Autumn 2024 Application Deadlines

AU24 Deadlines::Early August 2023Notes::The 2024 application is open. Get your admission decision early!
AU24 Deadlines::November 27, 2023Notes::University Fellowship deadline: Fellowship-eligible1 applicants must submit their applications by this date to be considered for nomination in the Grad School competition.
AU24 Deadlines::January 12, 2024Notes::Priority consideration for merit-based financial aid/scholarships2
AU24 Deadlines::March 22, 2024Notes::International students: Final application deadline for admission consideration.3
AU24 Deadlines::May 28, 2024Notes::Domestic students: Final application deadline for admission consideration.3
June 13, 2024Last day to start a MAcc Autumn 2024 application
June 21, 2024Incomplete autumn 2024 applications closed. Autumn 2025 opens in August.

1 Ohio State Fellowships are from  Ohio State's Graduate School. Watch a quick webinar about the University Fellowship.

2 All admitted applicants are automatically considered for financial aid/scholarships. Qualified applications received after this deadline will still be considered as long as funds are available.

3Qualified applications received after the final deadlines are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Email

Applications are only considered for a specific deadline if you submit your application by the date listed AND complete your checklist in the application portal. We cannot review applications until they are complete. Questions? Email

3 reasons to apply early

  1. Class size: Fisher intentionally limits its incoming class sizes, so we encourage you to apply early if you decide that the Fisher MAcc program is right for you.
  2. Financial Aid: Financial aid is awarded on a merit basis and funds are limited. Please apply early to ensure full consideration, especially if your attendance is dependent on financial aid.
  3. Interest: Applying early to Ohio State is a good signal that you place a priority on attending our MAcc program. A strong interest in enrollment at Ohio State is highly valued by our admissions team.

Contact Us

Whether you are in the beginning stages of your program search or you have already decided that one of Fisher's graduate programs is the right fit for you, we encourage you to connect with us.  

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