Degree Programs

Throughout the last decade, the accounting profession has become more complex and challenging. In recognition of this growing complexity, 150-hours of education has been mandated by most states as a requirement for candidates to sit for the CPA exam. In Maryland, the 150-hour requirement became effective July 1, 2000.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.  To learn all about the CPA examination process, as well as educational and experience requirements for licensure visit AICPA’s website This Way to CPA.

The Loyola accounting program, with the advice of its accounting advisory board, has established a 150-hour program that enables accounting students to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting after four years and a Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at the end of the fifth year. Loyola's MAcc Program is designed for recent Accounting graduates who want immediate, high-quality coursework relevant to the profession to help complete the 150-hour requirement in time to start their careers without delay.  To learn more about Loyola’s MAcc Program visit the MAcc page.

The undergraduate catalog provides the course requirements to major in accounting. The graduate catalog provides the course requirements for the MAcc degree.

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