Do I have to take the GMAT to apply for the MSA program?

GMAT is only required at the request of the program director.

To apply for the Isenberg MS in Accounting program we prefer you take the GMAT. However, if you have already taken the GRE, it will be accepted. If you take the GRE your score will be converted to a predicted GMAT score. Please refer to the GRE Comparison tool at to learn more.

School Code: Isenberg UMass Amherst - 3917

GMAT Waiver

Applicants that meet any of the following criteria will be granted a GMAT waiver, and should submit their applications without a GMAT score:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Graduate degree or advanced degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Passed each of the four sections of the CPA exam.

Note: the above GMAT waiver criteria applies to MS in Accounting only, not other graduate programs.

  • For those students who’ve earned an Undergraduate and Master’s Degree outside of the U.S.: To be considered for a GMAT waiver an official course-by-course evaluation (listing grades and overall GPA) will need to be submitted from an approved NACES evaluation service provider.  Applicants commonly use WES or ECE.  Along with your evaluation, you will also need to submit official transcripts/marksheets from your institution or notarized “true & attested” copies of originals are also accepted upon submission via U.S. mail.