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. The MAcc fast track admission policy streamlines the admissions process for current Loyola students. Students may also select a “Senior Start” option. This allows students to take a MAcc class in each senior semester if the student has been admitted to the program at the start of that semester.

Program Design Comparison

  Senior Start Accelerated
# of courses
Senior Start
# of courses
Regular MAcc
# of courses
Senior Year - Fall 1 None
Senior Year - Spring 1 1 None
Summer 6 0-3 3-4 or None
Fall 2 (online) 2-3 3-4
Spring None 2-3 3-4
Summer None 0-3 None or 3-4

Review MAcc Curriculum and these elective options:

  • AC 709 Internship or
  • AC 711 Seminar in Accounting Practice or
  • Free "GB" Elective (summer or fall post-undergraduate only)

Fast Track admission to the Loyola MAcc program requires:

  • 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

Regular Fast Track Admission Benefits

  • Complete MAcc in 10 months
  • Access to "Senior Start" options - see below
  • Loyola transcript is automatically attached to application
  • Application fee is waived
  • GMAT/GRE scores are waived
  • Essay is waived
  • Letter of recommendation is waived

Senior Start Accelerated Benefits

  • Complete BBA/MAcc in 4.5 years
  • Students may use undergraduate elective to double count for their MAcc courses
  • Over $6,000 in savings while providing a faster, more cost-effective path to the 150-hour CPA requirement
  • Fast track admission benefits as described above

How to Apply

  1. Start the online application.
  2. Indicate "Fast Track" on your online application. If applicable, select "Senior Start" option.
  3. Upload current resume.
  4. Sign online application electronically and submit.

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.

MAcc Fast Track FAQs

What are the deadlines for fast track admission to the MAcc program?

Students are encouraged to apply for regular 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. The application deadlines for the fast track options are:

  • Priority Deadline for Senior Start: June 1
  • Final Deadline for Senior Start: August 1
  • Priority deadline for Summer start: March 1
  • Final Deadline for Summer start: May 1
  • Priority deadline for Fall start: June 1
  • Final deadline for Fall start: August 1

If I plan to pursue "Senior Start" and take two MAcc classes in my senior year, what start term should I choose?

If you are pursuing the accelerated senior start option, your official start term for the MAcc would be Summer of the year when you officially graduate with your bachelor's degree and start the MAcc post-undergraduate. Your start term should always be the term in which you are taking MAcc courses after you have officially graduated with your bachelor's degree.

If I don't qualify for the fast track admission, can I still apply for the "Senior Start" option?

No, applicants must meet the fast track admission requirements in order to apply for "Senior Start."

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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