Master of Accounting Fast Track

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Loyola University Maryland undergraduates are eligible to apply for fast track admission to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program after junior year or during senior year. The MAcc fast track policy streamlines the admissions process for current Loyola students provided that certain GPA requirements are met.

Fast track admission to the Loyola MAcc program requires the following:

  • A declared accounting major or undergraduate equivalent
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in accounting major or equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of remaining undergraduate degree coursework, maintaining the minimum GPA requirements

Students are encouraged to apply for fast track admission to the MAcc program after completion of Junior year. An unofficial transcript will be required at the time of application, and acceptance decisions will be dependent upon receipt of official transcripts upon graduation. Final transcripts must reflect the criteria stated above.

Benefits of Applying Fast Track:

  • Application fee is waived.
  • GMAT/GRE scores are waived.
  • Essay is waived.
  • Letter of recommendation is waived. Loyola transcript is automatically attached to application.

Required Application Materials and Application Steps:

  1. Start the online application.
  2. Indicate that you are applying Fast Track on your online application.
  3. Upload your resume.
  4. Sign your online application electronically and submit it.

Loyola will waive your application fee, GMAT/GRE scores, essay, and letter of recommendation. Your official Loyola transcript will be attached to your application automatically.

NEW! “Senior Start” fast track option:

Rising seniors accepted to Loyola's MAcc program may now take up to two MAcc courses in their senior year to count toward their graduate degree. Students who have undergraduate electives left may use them to double count their MAcc courses. This allows for over $6,000 in savings while providing a faster, more cost-effective path to the 150-hour CPA requirement.

Senior Start Admission: Apply Fast Track by June 1, 2019 for priority consideration. “Fast Track” is a streamlined way to apply for those who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Be sure to indicate “Fast Track” on your application, upload your resume, then sign/submit.

Senior Start Deposit: $2,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot in the program (applies toward first tuition payment).

For more information about the Master of Accounting program or the fast track admission policy available to Loyola undergraduate students, please contact

MAcc Fast Track FAQs

What is the deadline for fast track admission to the MAcc program?

There is no firm deadline for fast track admission to the Master of Accounting program. Students are encouraged to apply for fast track admission after the completion of their junior year or during their current senior year. Students should aim to apply by the priority deadline prior to the term they wish to start. For example:

  • The priority deadline for the MAcc Summer 2019 start is March 1, 2019.
  • The priority deadline for the MAcc Fall 2019 start is June 1, 2019.

At what point are my transcripts requested from Records and attached to my application?

Once an online application form is submitted, the Office of Graduate Admission will pull Loyola University Maryland transcripts from the Records Office and attach them to the application file.

From the point of a completed fast track application, when can I expect an admissions decision?

We ask that applicants allow 1-2 weeks for all admissions decisions from the point of a complete application. Decisions will be made with priority given to applicants whose start term is most recent.

What type of housing is provided?

Housing is not included as part of the tuition for the MAcc program. The program is taught at Loyola’s main Evergreen campus in North Baltimore, which is in close proximity to neighborhoods popular for student housing. More information on housing options near Loyola, in neighborhoods of Baltimore City, or in the surrounding communities is provided at the Graduate Student Services housing page

Who should I contact if I have questions about my application or the program?

Please contact an admissions advisor in the Office of Graduate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or at

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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