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Master of Accountancy

The M.Acc. degree develops your conceptual understanding of current and emerging technical issues facing the accounting profession, advanced technical skills in the area of elective concentration, and research and communication skills commensurate with the requirements of the accounting profession.

The Master of Accountancy degree requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) to complete, exclusive of Foundational Proficiencies. The core courses provide advanced work in the areas of governmental, financial and managerial accounting, contemporary professional issues, auditing, tax, and financial management. A strong emphasis on the development of analytic and communication skills are evident in the courses. Additional specialization in professional accountancy and taxation is available.

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Admission shall be granted to individuals who show high potential for success in postgraduate studies based on academic achievement as an upper-division undergraduate student (minimum 3.0 GPA) and performance on on an approved Graduate Admissions Test (minimum GMAT score of 450 or GRE equivalent). Additional consideration will be given to the applicant's application based on a letter of intent and positive professional and academic letters of reference.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*

  • Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
  • Submission of official transcripts 
    *International students may have additional requirements.


Accredited by AACSB International

We are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

Program Contact

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor in the Department of Accounting and Finance, please feel free to contact us by e-mail (, or by phone (850-474-2717). To be better prepared to speak with the advisor, please print out and review the degree plan in which you are interesting in pursuing.

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