MACCDA application process

Take the next step. In only nine months, the W. P. Carey Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (MACCDA) program delivers the accounting expertise you need to succeed. Find out what you’ll need and how to apply today.

Application materials waivers

The W. P. Carey MACCDA program rewards outstanding applicants. The following waivers* are available to ASU undergraduate students to make the application process even easier:

  • ASU cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.24 — application fee waiver
  • ASU cumulative GPA between 3.25 – 3.49 — application fee waiver and GMAT waiver
  • ASU cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above — letter of recommendation waiver, application fee waiver, and GMAT waiver

*Waivers are available for current ASU undergraduates and students who have graduated from ASU within two years of master's program start date.

Non-ASU undergraduate applicants

If you have completed your undergraduate degree at an AACSB-accredited undergraduate accounting program with a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher and would like to request a GMAT waiver, please detail your reasons in the optional essay question #2.


The MACCDA program requires that you meet certain prerequisites. ASU accounting graduates will meet all coursework requirements; graduates of other institutions should review the list of prerequisites and ensure that they meet the standards for admission.

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The ASU online application is easy to complete once you collect the admissions materials. Most students can complete the application in about 30 minutes.

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Steps to complete your application

To complete the ASU online application, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Personal info — contact details, birth date, citizenship, Social Security number
  2. Resume – Current resume must include positions held and clearly indicate dates of employment in Month/Year format.
  3. Admission essay – The admission committee would like to learn more about you, your background, and your goals. These short essay questions help us evaluate applicants beyond the black and white of test scores and GPA requirements. Personal statements will not be accepted and will delay the review of the application.
  4. Recommender(s) contact information: name, affiliation, and work email address of an individual who can answer questions about your personal qualities, professional success, career aspirations, and ability to perform in a graduate program
  5. Application fee — $70 domestic students; $115 international students

Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.

The following materials must be submitted to ASU Graduate Admissions after completing the online application.

GMAT or GRE test scores

GMAT or GRE scores are required for admission to MACCDA program, and are sent directly to the school by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the test.

Use the following GMAT institutional code:

  • Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics: 0GZ-1R-96

If you are submitting GRE scores, ASU's institutional code is 4007.

Dependent on your academic and/or professional background, you may be eligible to request to have this requirement waived. Prior to submitting any request for a test waiver, applicants are encouraged to review the class profile and discuss their application with their enrollment advisor. Requests for GMAT/GRE waivers are submitted via the admission essay.


If you attended ASU, you do not need to submit ASU transcripts. Otherwise, you must have one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher sent to ASU Graduate College. ASU accepts official transcripts that are original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar, academic official, or recognized international organization. We accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application. If admitted, official transcripts will be required.

You may either have the original institution send your transcripts, or you may wish to collect all of them and send them together. In either case, use the following mailing information:

U.S. Mail
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

FedEx, DHL or UPS
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281

Applying as an international student

The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, you will also be required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.

All international transcripts must be submitted in their original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation. Photocopies and notarized transcripts are not acceptable.

Applying as a non-accountancy ASU student

The PATHWAY PROGRAM is for students with non-accountancy undergraduate majors who are interested in obtaining a Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics or Master of Taxation and Data Analytics degree. The PATHWAY PROGRAM provides students a "shortcut" (approximately 2 semesters) to completion of the MACCDA/MTaxDA prerequisite courses.

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