Master of Accounting (MAcc)

About the Master of Accounting Program

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework.

 
  • 30 credits toward 150 hour CPA licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Spring internship in a top area firm
  • Available merit awards & graduate assistantships
 

Entering the Accounting profession today requires more than an undergraduate degree. Virtually every state has adopted the 150-hour education requirement for licensure as a CPA in addition to successful performance on the CPA exam. Loyola's Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is designed for recent accounting graduates who want immediate, high-quality coursework relevant to the profession to help start their careers without delay. The 30 credit hours earned in the program, when combined with an appropriate undergraduate degree, meet the 150 hours required by many states.

Admission into the Master in Accounting program requires that applicants have taken the following courses (or equivalents as determined by the department chair):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Auditing

State requirements to become a CPA are found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website:  http://nasba.org/stateboards/. Additional resources regarding graduate degree programs in accounting, including career paths and degree benefits, can be found here: http://www.accounting.com/degrees/masters/.  

We are currently unable to accept applications to the Master of Accounting program from international applicants who will study on an F-1 student visa that is sponsored by Loyola University Maryland

As chair of the Accounting Advisory Board and a future employer of accounting students, I’m excited this new program will offer a clear path to completion of the 150-hour requirement, in addition to building a pipeline of very qualified CPAs for years to come.

-Christine Aspell, BBA & Partner, KPMG LLP

The new MAcc curriculum is focused on developing deeper technical, communication and decision making skills, providing graduates crucial tools for successful careers in public accounting and beyond.

-Bob Jirsa, BA '77, Partner, RSM US LLP

RSM has a long and very successful relationship with Loyola - supporting its programs, its faculty and staff, and its students. Over the years, we have recruited many of our most successful professionals from Loyola’s undergraduate and graduate programs. As a Loyola alumnus myself, I’m always proud when another Loyola student or alumnus joins the Firm.

-Robert J. Callens, '81, Partner, RSM US LLP

While earning a Masters will almost certainly qualify a student to earn his or her CPA license, the true benefit such programs provide comes from a truly increased depth of knowledge.

-John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting

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