International Applicants

The deadline for international candidates are:

  • Spring admission: October 15
  • Fall admission: June 1

Requirements for international applicants are listed briefly below. For more information, please refer to the Graduate College website or the International Students Office.


Required Documents

The Accounting department requires the following documents in order to consider an international application:

  1. Graduate College Application
  2. Official transcripts from all schools attended
  3. GMAT scores (sent electronically)
  4. Unofficial TOEFL/IELTS
  5. Resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation (sent through online application)

These materials can be sent directly to the Accounting department at the following address:

Department of Accounting
ATTN: MAcc Coordinator
McClelland Hall 301
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108

Please note that the graduate college also requires certain documents. Links to those requirements can be found here:


US-Equivalent Bachelor's Degree

Generally, a four-year, first university degree can be considered comparable to a U.S. bachelor's degree, provided that it was earned at an institution officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as a university-level academic institution in that country. The comparability of international coursework and degrees will be determined solely by the Graduate College.


Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 85 internet based (iBT), 600 paper based (PB), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6.5).
  • Test scores must not be more than 2 years old
  • Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
  • Please refer to the Graduate College to see if the TOEFL is required

Exemptions for English Proficiency

Exempt from submitting English proficiency scores are:

  • Applicants whose native language is English.
  • Applicants who have completed two years of full time academic study in the United States, English-speaking Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or other official English speaking countries at an accredited institution, culminating in the receipt of a bachelors or graduate degree that is awarded within two years of the term of enrollment. Students must have 48 semester graded hours of upper division, undergraduate work or 30 semester graded hours of graduate work.
  • Note: If the student has been residing outside the English speaking country for more than 2 years since completing studies and earning a degree, he or she may be required to submit current TOEFL or IELTS scores as part of the admissions process

Please refer to the Graduate College's Proficiency in English requirements for further information.


Financial Guarantee

The United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service requires international students to have a financial guarantee during their tenure at the University of Arizona.

  • International students must guarantee availability of funding of $58,934 for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Add $8,000/month if accompanied by a spouse
  • Add $5,000/month for each accompanying child


Financial Assistance

There is no financial assistance for first-year international students from the department.


For additional information, please contact us.