Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

  • Grade Requirements: A Master of Accounting MAcc student must complete all MAcc program courses, including electives, and any leveling courses, with a grade of “C” or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • Exit Survey Requirements: The program requires all graduating students to satisfactorily complete all exit surveys as assigned by the department.
  • Program Code: 4037MACC
  • CIPC: 521301

Admissions Requirements

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent. If the degree is not in Accounting, leveling courses may be required for acceptance into the program.
  • Minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 (3.3 preferred) in each of the following three areas:
    1. Overall GPA
    2. The last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work
    3. Accounting course work only

Applicants must submit an online application, current resume, and official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of those letters should come from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s academic abilities.  All letters should address the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Under certain circulumstances, the admissions committee may require the applicant to submit an official GMAT score before an admissions decision is made.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students:

All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old. The TOEFL must have a minimum score of 80 (Internet-Based) and the IELTS must have a minimum of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.0 on each section. International students may be required to have their foreign transcript evaluated for U.S. equivalency. Please contact the School of Accounting and Taxation to determine whether a GMAT will be required.


Application for admission to the Master of Accounting Program should normally be made by August 1 (fall semester), December 1 (spring semester), and April 1 (summer semester) of the year during which admission is sought. Application for admission must include official GMAT (if required) results, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

It is expected that the Master of Accounting Program will entail a minimum of two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.

Contact the School of Accounting & Taxation for a separate and detailed bulletin on the Master of Accounting Program.


For questions concerning academic advisement, the primary source of contact will be the Master of Accounting Program Advisor or Director. For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students will contact the School of Accounting & Taxation Administrative Specialist. Career services are offered through the Goddard School of Business & Economics Career Center.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Be effective researchers and communicators
  • Will understand and comply with tax laws and regulations
  • Be ethically aware
  • Be analystical thinkers
  • Be globally informed

Course Requirements for Master of Accounting

Other Electives

In addition to the previously listed courses, MAcc students are required to complete 6 additional hours of electives. They may select any other MAcc or MTax courses. Select MBA courses approved by the MAcc Program Director may also be used up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.  Also, other program opportunities such as internships, CPA exam preparation, and study abroad upon approval of the MAcc Program Director, may be used to satisfy elective requirements for up to 6 credit hours.