Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Program Overview

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework.

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Spring internship in a top area firm
  • Available merit awards

    About the Program

    Entering the Accounting profession today requires more than an undergraduate degree. Virtually every state has adopted the 150-hour education requirement for licensure as a CPA in addition to successful performance on the CPA examination. 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 30 credit hours earned in the program, when combined with an appropriate undergraduate degree, meet the 150 hours required by many states.

    State requirements to become a CPA are found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website:  http://nasba.org/stateboards/

    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, Iā€™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, KPMB 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 ā€˜77 Partner, McGladrey, 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 ā€˜08

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