Admission and Program Requirements

Finding your place at Missouri State

Admission to the Master of Accountancy program requires that you meet both the Graduate College and School of Accountancy admission requirements. The admission requirements for the School of Accountancy differ depending on your degree option.

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 741 and ACC 762
  2. Program Tracks: Choose one of the following Tracks:
    a. Public Track: ACC 705, ACC 726, ACC 750
    b. Corporate Track: ACC 613, ACC 712, ACC 715
  3. Electives - 15 hrs
    With advisor approval, elect five (5) accounting 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.