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We are not accepting applications for the academic year 2020-2021

Steps to apply

1. Complete the WSU Graduate School application

Submit the $75 application fee (USD, non-refundable) with the WSU Graduate School application.

2. Submit letters of recommendation

At the same time you submit your application online, you will need to provide the names and email addresses of three people who will write letters of recommendation for you. We recommend you send them your resume and written request for a letter prior to applying. Submitting your electronic application will automatically send your references an email from Washington State University requesting that they complete an online recommendation.

3. Submit resume and statement of purpose

The statement of purpose should provide insights about your unique qualities and commitment to success. The admissions committee will rely on the statement to choose between otherwise equally qualified applicants. The statement of purpose should be a single page in length.

4. Send official transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar of previous school(s) you’ve attended to WSU Graduate School, PO Box 641030, Pullman, WA 99164-1030.

5. Take the English proficiency exam (international applicants only)

International applicants should send official TOEFL reports (580 paper-based, 237 computer-based/92-93 IBTS minimum) to the WSU Graduate School (WSU school code 4705). We also accept the IELTS (7.5 minimum), IALC (6.5 minimum), MELAB (90 minimum) or the Pearson Test of English (62 minimum, use code 8Z2-GT-38).


Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • For international students: Completed English language proficiency documentation (e.g.,TOEFL, IELTS or PTE)

Please note that meeting these minimums does not automatically guarantee admission.

Prerequisite Courses

The course numbers listed are WSU catalog numbers. If your degree is from another institution, the course numbers will be different.

  • Acctg 230: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Acctg 231: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BLaw 210: Law and Legal Environment of Business
  • Fin 325: Finance Introduction to Financial Management
  • EconS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • EconS 102: Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
  • MgtOp 215: Statistics
  • MgtOp 340: Operations Management
  • Mktg 360: Marketing
  • Acctg 330: Intermediate Accounting I
  • Acctg 331: Intermediate Accounting II
  • Acctg 335: Introduction to Taxation
  • Acctg 338: Cost Accounting
  • Acctg 433: Accounting Systems and Auditing
  • Acctg 439: Auditing


To enroll in the program you are required to complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which measures your ability to communicate and solve problems.

How your score is applied

We don’t require a minimum score, but all students must meet the following formula:

  • GPA x 200 + GMAT= 1150 where the minimum GPA is 3.0

Please note that meeting the minimum index does not guarantee admission. Successful candidates typically exceed 560 on the GMAT.

Where to take the GMAT

GMAT testing is offered Monday through Thursday by appointment at University of Idaho (eight miles east of WSU). To make an appointment, contact the UI Career Center. Alternatively, you can find a range of test dates and locations online.

GMAT Code: 09D-TL-15

TOEFL, IELTS, IALC, MELAB, and Pearson tests

(International students only*)

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and similar tests measure your ability to read, write, and comprehend English. If you are an international student, you must submit the results of one of these tests as part of the application process:

We will consider waiving the test if you earned your most recent degree (at least a 4-year bachelor’s) from a U.S. college or university or an institution that provides 100% of instruction in English.

* Applicants from Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Guyana, Kenya, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.

Deadlines & Dates

Fall Semester

Priority application deadline: January 10
Classes begin mid-August



You may take the GMAT up to five years in advance of your program start date


(International students only)

The English language proficiency test results that the Carson College accepts are offered on a regular basis online and in hundreds of locations worldwide. Please check the websites of the test providers for more details.