The nature of the TCU Neeley School MAc program requires us to use a holistic approach in the admissions process. Not only do you need to demonstrate academic ability, but also the ability to perform in a highly interactive, team-based environment. We’ll consider previous academic records, relevant test scores, motivation, maturity and demonstrated leadership in the admissions decision.

If you intend to pursue a BBA with a major or minor in accounting, you’re encouraged to enroll in the PPA Seminar course, ACCT 30101, during the fall semester of your junior year. The formal PPA application process will be conducted during the PPA Seminar.

Seniors who have not yet applied to PPA must apply no later than September 15 during the fall semester of their senior year. Contact us at to discuss requirements for senior applicants. Applications not received by this deadline will be processed along the same guidelines as non-TCU students applying to the MAc program.

If you have not earned a BBA at TCU Neeley, you’ll need to provide evidence that you have completed a comparable program and pre-requisite courses that meet the accreditation standards of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). Pre-requisite courses must be taught in accordance with U.S. GAAP, U.S. tax law, and U.S. PCAOB/AICPA auditing standards, as our MAc curriculum builds heavily on these concepts. You must successfully complete the courses with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Pre-requisites include:

TCU Course Number Common Course Name
ACCT 30153 Intermediate I Accounting
ACCT 30253 Intermediate II Accounting
ACCT 30163 Cost Accounting
ACCT 30303 U.S. Taxation
ACCT 30273 Audit & Assurance Services
ACCT 40223 Accounting Information Systems

You’ll receive priority consideration for admission and financial assistance if you apply by November 15 in the year before your enrollment. After this date, we will consider applications on a space-available basis.

How to apply: Download the following instructions and forms, and submit materials as indicated. We cannot consider an application until all components of the application have been received.

Download Application Instructions for MAc
Download Reference Form
Download Transcript Request
Basic Online Application Form

International students are REQUIRED to submit TOEFL scores if English is not the official language of your country of permanent residence.

Minimum required TOEFL scores:

  • Internet-based test (IBT): 100
  • Computer-based test (CBT): 250
  • Paper-based test (PBT): 600

Minimum required PTE score: 68

Due to the time needed to process international paperwork, consideration for admission and financial assistance is given to applications received by January 15 for students intending to first enroll in the Fall semester. After this date, we will consider applications on a space-available basis.

How to apply: Submit all required application forms and materials as outlined in the section above for Graduates Applying to MAc. Carefully review instructions and submit materials as indicated. We cannot consider an application until all components of the application have been received.

All international applicants must also complete the following:
  1. I-20 Request Form (completed by department).
  2. Copy of International Student and Scholar Form (filled out by student).
  3. Copy of TCU Application for Admission.
  4. Copy of the student’s admission letter.
  5. Copy of the student’s scholarship, assistantship or award letter(s) if any.
  6. Transfer verification form if student is presently studying in the United States.
  7. Student Financial Statement (completed and signed by student and sponsor, if any).
  8. Copy of the sponsor's bank statements for the past six months specifying monthly averages sufficient to cover the student's total annual program cost, less scholarship, grants or awards if any, or original letter from bank in letterhead, specifying the sponsor's monthly average balance for the past six months, specifying currency. These documents require an official English translation. If no currency is specified, we will assume the amount shown is in the student's country currency and we will make the conversion to US dollars.
  9. Proof of the sponsor's employment and monthly salary (requires English translation).
Please forward all documents to:
Department of Accounting
Attn: Professional Program in Accounting
TCU Neeley School of Business
TCU Box 298530
Fort Worth, TX 76129
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Our 30-hour MAc program is designed to build upon your undergraduate accounting education to meet the CPA-eligibility requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Requirements include:

  • 30 hours upper-level accounting
  • 24 hours upper-level business (no more than 6 hours per subject matter)
  • 2 hours state-approved research
  • 2 hours state-approved communications
  • 3 hours state-approved ethics
Together with an undergraduate degree in accounting, or an undergraduate degree and the required accounting course prerequisites, the TCU MAc program is designed to meet the CPA eligibility education requirements of the following states and governing bodies:
  • Texas – Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • California – California Board of Accountancy
  • Colorado – Colorado Board of Accountancy
  • District of Columbia – District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
  • New York – New York State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Missouri – Missouri State Board of Accountancy
  • Nebraska – Nebraska State Board of Public Accounting
  • Massachusetts – Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy

It is important to meet with the MAc program advising team when evaluating CPA eligibility education requirements for the state in which you plan to sit for the exam.

The TCU MAc program has not made a determination regarding CPA eligibility education requirements for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Diversity and Inclusion

TCU is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. In support of this commitment, TCU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law. Inquiries about TCU’s policies and compliance with Title IX, The Age Discrimination Act of1975, or the aspects of TCU’s equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to:

Dr. Darron Turner
Chief Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Jarvis Hall 228
TCU Box 297090
Fort Worth, TX 76129