Aerial view of The Hilton Center for Business and adjacent buildings on campus

Application Process


Complete and submit an online application and pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.

  • Resume: You will be required to upload a professional resume.
  • Personal Statement: You will be required to upload a personal statement addressing unique aspects of your personal background, meaningful professional and personal accomplishments, why you are pursuing an M.S. in Accounting, the reasons you are applying to LMU and the unique strengths you will bring to our program.
  • Ethical Dilemma Essay: You will be required to upload an essay describing an ethical dilemma that you have encountered in 350 words or less. You should discuss the ethical issue, the facts of the situation (including the stakeholders affected), the alternative courses of action that you considered, evaluation of each alternative action and the course of action that you selected.

GMAT/GRE Test Scores

You are required to provide official test scores for either the GMAT or GRE unless you qualify for a waiver. Due to COVID-19, the GMAT and GRE may now be taken online at home.

College/University Transcripts

Provide transcripts for all colleges or universities you have attended. You may upload unofficial transcripts directly into your online application. You should request an official electronic transcript from any institution where you earned a degree. Request that official transcripts be sent via email to

Currently, we are unable to process paper transcripts in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 campus shutdown. If your university is unable to send an official transcript electronically, please scan and upload a copy of your transcript into your application, or scan and email it as a pdf file to

Applicants who have completed their postsecondary education from an institution outside the U.S. must have their transcript from their degree granting institution translated and evaluated by a U.S. transcript evaluation service. Please see our requirements for International Students for more information.

Letters of Recommendation

While letters of recommendation are not required, the admission committee encourages applicants to submit 1 or 2 recommendation letters from academic or professional contacts. You may include the contact information for your recommenders in your application, and they will be contacted by LMU to upload their letters directly into your application file.

International Applicants

International students have additional admission requirements.

Commitment Deposit

Admitted candidates must confirm their commitment to attend and provide a non-refundable deposit of $500. The deposit will be applied to your tuition.