Admission and Program Requirements

Completing your graduate degree

The Master of Accountancy degree is a 33-hour program that requires completion of courses in auditing and financial, managerial and tax accounting. To complete this degree, you must fulfill the requirements listed below:

Degree requirements total 33 hrs

The Master of Accountancy degree requires a minimum of 33 hours of graduate credit.  At least 24 of the 33 hours must be taken at the 700 level.  Specific course and credit hour requirements follow. 

  1. Accounting Core                                                           9 hrs
    ACC 703, ACC 790 and one from ACC 705, ACC 613
  2. Accounting Electives                                                 15 hrs
    With advisor approval, elect five accounting courses, with at least one course from each of the following four functional areas:
    a,  Financial (ACC 604, ACC 606, ACC 632, ACC 705)
    b.  Managerial/Cost (ACC 613, ACC 712, ACC 715)
    c.  Tax (ACC 624, ACC 625, ACC 721, ACC 722ACC 723)
    d.  Auditing/Systems (ACC 655, ACC 656, ACC 741, ACC 750, ACC 751, ACC 752, ACC 754)
  3. Additional Electives                                                     9 hrs
    With advisor approval, elect three courses.  Note:  No more than a total of 3 credit hours from ACC 695, ACC 794, or ACC 796 may be applied to the MAcc degree.
  4. Research
    Research projects may be required in any graduate accounting course. ACC 703 will have a significant professional research component.

Certificate options

The School of Accountancy offers two graduate certificates, allowing you to further specialize in forensic accounting or tax accounting. Both of these certificates are 12-hour programs that can be completed either as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with the Master of Accountancy program. The courses required for these certificates may meet core course work or elective requirements in the accounting graduate program.