Master of Accounting (MAcc)
- Cost per credit: $1,045
- Credits: 30
- Location: Baltimore campus
- Average Class Size: 23
- Time to Completion: 10 months
The Master of Accounting Experience
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.
With AACSB-International accreditation in both business and accounting, the Sellinger School of Business' accounting program is among the best in the nation. The Sellinger School was recognized as a 2019 “Best Business School” by the Princeton Review. In addition, the MAcc program was ranked No. 20 in U.S. News & World Report's "2020 Best Graduate Schools."
In October 2018, Loyola's accounting department received a $1 million gift from Patrick Allender, ’68, and his wife, Deborah. In addition to establishing an endowed chair in accounting, the gift will fund departmental graduate student assistantships and support innovative development of accounting graduate programs and professional development for faculty.
The 30 credit hours earned in the program, combined with an accounting undergraduate degree, meet the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure. MAcc students emerge ready to sit for the CPA exam and are well positioned to enter the job market immediately after graduation. In fact, many MAcc students graduate having already taken 2 sections of the exam. Learn more about the MAcc curriculum.
Advanced Accounting Curriculum
The MAcc program focuses on applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or completion of the following courses (or equivalents as determined by the department chair):
- Financial Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Corporate Tax
State CPA requirements are found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website.
Admission and Scholarship Application Process
The MAcc program offers a cohort learning environment with start terms in summer or fall. Application materials include a resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendations, official transcript(s), and test scores (GMAC or GRE).
Applicants with a strong academic and/or professional background should apply early for merit-based scholarship consideration! Learn more about the admission process and merit-based scholarships. Accepted students can also apply for a variety of assistantship positions, some of which are specific to the MAcc program.