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Master of Accounting




Program structure

To accommodate a variety of student needs and situations, courses are offered in traditional as well as unique delivery modes and the degree can be earned in a number of ways:

  • Full-time Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in one year.
  • Full-time Accelerated Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in a summer session and a fall semester.
  • Part-time Evening Program: Students may take classes in the evening and complete the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in two years.

All candidates must complete 30 credits of graduate coursework, 15 of which may be taken in the MBA or other graduate programs. We also offer a unique concentration in Management Information Systems.

Anyone with a bachelor's degree in accounting fully articulates into our program. Individuals whose undergraduate major was not accounting will need to complete all core undergraduate accounting courses. Read about the prerequisites

Requirements for a Master of Accounting Degree (30 credits)

Required (6 credits)
Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Emerging Issues
Advanced Managerial Accounting Theory and Controllership

Electives (9 credits)
Advanced Auditing
Research Methods/Report Writing and Communications in Business
Research/Cases in Taxation
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
International Accounting
Financial Statement  Analysis and Valuation
Law for Accountants
Advanced Tax Topics
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
Seminar in Graduate Accounting
Forensic Accounting
Masters Level Internship

Graduate Electives (15 credits)
Graduate electives are courses from the Master of Business Administration or Master of Organizational Leadership programs. These must be approved by the program director.


The equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited 4-year college will meet the prerequisite requirement for the MAcc Program.

The prerequisites for other undergraduate degrees include:

24 credits of accounting
6 credits of economics
9 credits of business, consisting of 3 credits each of business law, business statistics, and business elective.
3 credits of college mathematics at the level of college algebra or higher (or by taking STBE 137 or another math class approved by the program director)

As soon as the student satisfies prerequisites for a MAcc course, a candidate may enroll in a MAcc course.