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Master of Accountancy

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The Master of Accountancy (MAcy) degree with a major in Accounting is designed to broaden the educational experience of individuals preparing for a career in the public accounting profession. Students explore the social, ethical and environmental effects of accounting information on those who rely on it for their decision making needs. The MAcy program can be used to satisfy the 150-hour education requirement for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Texas.

The MAcy degree consists of three requirements: background courses, core accounting courses, and accounting electives. The purpose of the 12 hours of background courses is to provide a strong base of knowledge for advanced accounting studies. Background courses may be waived for students who have successfully completed previous course work addressing current developments in the content area. 

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority January 15 January 15
Fall - Standard June 1 June 1

October 1

October 1

Summer I April 1 March 15
Summer II No admission No admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

95% internship placement for MAcy students.

98% of interns receive full-time offers.


The MAcy program provides instruction and curricula emphasizing critical thinking, communication skills and use of technology that prepare students for the changing accounting environment.

Electives include:

  • financial statement reporting and analysis
  • professional accounting research
  • regulation and professionalism
  • accounting analysis for managerial decision making
  • business entity taxation

Career Perspectives

The primary goal of the program is to enable students to develop strong conceptual foundations, technical skills and ethical decision-making practices that prepare graduates for professional licensure and certification and future leadership roles in business and organizations.

Careers such as:

  • auditor
  • tax professional
  • forensic or business accountant
  • financial analyst
  • chief financial officer

Helpful Links

The McCoy College wants to make applying for graduate school as easy as possible. Below are a few links we hope you will find helpful including the application process, information on graduate funding available to students and program curriculum.