Master of Accounting (MAcc)

One Year Master of Accounting Program

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 Sellinger School of Business' accounting program is among the best in the nation with AACSB-international accreditation in both business and accounting. 

CPA Ready

The 30 credit hours earned in the program, combined with an accounting undergraduate degree, meet the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure. View the MAcc curriculum

Education Requirement for CPA License

Advanced Accounting Curriculum

Admission into the MAcc program requires completion of the following courses (or equivalents as determined by the department chair):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Individual or Corporate Tax
  • Auditing

Learn more about MAcc admissions requirements. State CPA requirements are found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website.


Learn more about the admission process as well as merit-based scholarships.  Accepted students can also apply for MAcc Assistantships. For more information, please refer to the graduate assistant application posting

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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