Walter F. and Virginia
Johnson School of Business

Dean Paul M. Mason, Ph.D.

Gain in-demand accounting expertise to advance your career

McMurry’s MAcc degree provides an affordable, flexible pathway to support career advancement and credentials with knowledge to be prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams.

Designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting or a related field, you gain advanced knowledge and skills in auditing, data analytics, taxation, financial reporting, and accounting research while preparing to become a CPA.

Our intentionally personalized program, with small classes, allows students to connect and work closely with the professors on a personal level. This tightknit environment fosters enduring relationships and a culture of collaboration.

What You Learn

Master of Accountancy, MAcc

The Master of Accountancy is a 30-credit hour program that can be completed as a full- or part-time student. It prepares you to be a successful accounting professional. The program will teach you advanced accounting theory, public and nonprofit accounting, auditing techniques, data analytics, and additional advanced finance skills. Coursework prepares you to sit for the CPA exams, which provides you with expert credentials in the financial business world.

Program Details

  • Admittance
    • Fall semester rolling acceptance up to August 1
    • Spring semester rolling acceptance up to December 15
    • No GRE and GMAT required
    • 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) overall
    • 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) in accounting coursework
  • Undergraduate Major
    • All majors are welcome, but some prerequisite courses may be required depending on your undergraduate
  • Courses
    • Five undergraduate courses (without any accounting courses), including Financial Accounting, Accounting
      Systems, Intermediate Accounting I & II, and Auditing Theory and Practice.
    • Learn about Bridge to MACC courses at McMurry here.
  • Work Experience
    • None
  • Program Length
    • 30-credit hours
    • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Total Program Tuition
    • $1,000 per credit hour
  • Class Schedule
    • Monday through Friday
    • Classes are offered in the morning, at noon, and the late afternoon to accommodate working
      professionals’ schedules.
  • Format
    • In person in Abilene, Texas and synchronous online
  • Degree Earned
    • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Courses You May Take

• Topics in Advanced Accounting

• Advanced Cost Accounting

• Federal Tax Research

• Data Analytics and Advanced Accounting Information Systems

• Internal Auditing

• Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Entities

• Ethical and Legal Environment of Accounting

• Business Law for Accountants

• Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory

• Accounting Internship

• Advanced Taxation

• Advanced Techniques in Auditing and Assurance

• Accounting Capstone: Preparing for the Profession

Career Benefits

The Master of Accountancy degree is highly valued in today’s public, corporate, and governmental sectors as the demand for high quality financial reporting continues to be a focus. A MAcc degree is important to individuals who aim to excel in the field of accounting and advance their careers in this competitive industry.

A MAcc degree provides you a pathway to career growth. Investopedia notes that accountants and auditors earn a median annual wage of $77,250, well above the national average for occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a CPA, your job titles might include CFO, auditor, tax advisor, or forensic accountant.