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, 2–4 pages (12-point font, double-spaced), addressing 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. We also ask that you describe an ethical dilemma that you have encountered and how you resolved it.

GMAT/GRE Test Scores

You are required to provide official test scores for either the GMAT or GRE unless you qualify for a waiver. Applicants who are required to submit GMAT/GRE scores should use the following school codes:

  • GMAT: MSX-XN-53
  • GRE: 4403

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. If you are a current student or alumni of LMU, there is no need to request an official transcript from the LMU Registrar.

Request that official transcripts be sent via email to If your university is unable to send an official transcript electronically, please have a physical transcript sent to:

Graduate Admission
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Charles Von der Ahe Building, Suite 235
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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.


Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with a member of the admission committee. Interviews are by invitation only.

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.