Application Deadlines

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. To receive full consideration for August, please submit all application materials as early as possible.

Admissions Requirements

1. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.

2. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year bachelor’s degree in any academic field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. If you have a three-year non-U.S. degree, you may request a review for determination as to equivalency.

3. Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application. Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. An English translation must accompany transcripts issued in a language other than English.

4. Resume

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.

5. Prerequisites

Applicants may have majored in any area during their undergraduate study. However, the M.S. program has as prerequisites the equivalent of the accounting courses required for an undergraduate accounting major as well as completion of courses meeting Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International general skills, business and management knowledge areas.

Normally, those holding an undergraduate business degree from an accredited AACSB International program will have met the general skills, business and management knowledge areas requirements outside the area of accounting.

Courses taken to fulfill the prerequisites will not count towards fulfilling the 30 credit-hour requirement of the M.S. in accounting.

  1. The equivalent of the accounting courses required for an undergraduate accounting major:
    a. ACCT 315 Intermediate Accounting I
    b. ACCT 316 Intermediate Accounting II
    c. ACCT 327 Cost Accounting
    d. Economics
    e. Business Law
  2. Completion of courses meeting AACSB common body of knowledge requirements

6. GMAT Scores

Submit your GMAT score; a minimum score of 550 is required.

7. Personal Statement

Submit a personal statement that details your goals and objectives and clearly identifies your interest in the Lerner College degree program.

8. Two Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation. Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the individuals whose names and email addresses you provide. Instructions for returning the completed forms is included in the emails.

9. International Students: Language Test Requirement

International applicants must submit one of the following:

  • proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English;
  • TOEFL score of 100 or higher; or
  • IELTS score of 7.5 or higher

The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition rates and fees are for 2016-2017.

Delaware Residents

Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements.
Full Time
Tuition $780/credit
Health Fee $227 (per semester)
Center Fee $119 (per semester)

Part Time
Tuition $780/credit
Registration Fee $30 (per semester)

Domestic Residents

(US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Work-visa holders)
Full Time
Tuition $1,000/credit
Health Fee $227 (per semester)
Center Fee $119 (per semester)

Part Time
Tuition $1,000/credit
Registration Fee $30 (per semester)

International Residents

Full Time
Tuition $1,350/credit
Health Fee $227 (per semester)
Center Fee $119 (per semester)
International Student Fee $100 (per semester)

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.udel.edu/finaid. Funding in the Accounting and MIS Department is very limited and varies year to year. Awards are based on student’s qualifications, the needs of the department and the availability of funds.