Accelerated Master's

On the fast track to a graduate degree

Through the accelerated master's option, you can receive comprehensive, advanced undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting in a combined five years. Qualified accounting students begin taking graduate coursework during the senior year of their undergraduate degree to jump start their graduate education.

By completing up to six hours for both graduate and undergraduate credit, the Master of Accountancy degree can be completed in one additional year and a total of 152 undergraduate and graduate hours. If you are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant, the accelerated master's option allows you to complete all of the education requirements for the exam in Missouri in a shorter amount of time.

Application and admission

Undergraduate students must apply for admission to the accelerated master's option during the second semester of their junior year. To be eligible for admission, the following requirements must be met:

Admission - Accelerated MAcc

Admission is competitive.  Students enrolled in the undergraduate accounting program at Missouri State University may apply for admission into the Accelerated MAcc program.  This program allows students to count up to six hours of graduate coursework toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree.  Student must meet the following requirements.

  1. Completion of at least four of ACC 301, ACC 302, ACC 311, ACC 321 and ACC 341 with a GPA of 3.00 or better.
  2. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better.
  3. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A total score of at least 90 is required, along with the following minimum scores in the component parts:
    1. Reading: 15;
    2. Listening: 15;
    3. Speaking: 18;
    4. Writing: 17.
  4. A competitive score on the GMAT.  Students with an overall GPA of 3.25 and a 3.25 GPA in four of ACC 301, ACC 302, ACC 311, ACC 321 and ACC 341 may waive this GMAT requirement.
  5. For a courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the MACC Program Director, the SOA Director and the Graduate College must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be obtained prior to registering for the courses.
  6. All other University and Graduate College requirements for admission will also apply.

Accounting students from Evangel University and Southwest Baptist University may also qualify for admission into the accelerated program through a cooperative agreement.