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Master of Accountancy Programs FAQs

Time and Duration

How fast can I complete the MAcc program?

You can complete the Full-Time Master of Accountancy program in just one year. The online, part-time program takes five to eight semesters to complete. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Does the Master of Accountancy program have a full-time option?

Yes. The Full-Time Master of Accountancy program can be completed in as little as one year. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Does the MAcc program have a part-time option?

Yes. The online program is designed for professionals who work full time and is offered part time. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition and Fees

What is the cost-per-credit for the Master of Accountancy programs?

In-state tuition is $603 ($1,099 out-of-state) per credit hour for the Full-Time Master of Accountancy program and $954 ($973 out-of-state) for the Online MAcc program. You can review Full-Time MAcc tuition costs and Online MAcc tuition costs.

Do the master's programs in accounting offer scholarships?

Yes. Alumni, student veterans, active military members and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 through our College of Business. Contact our admissions team for more details.

What is the total tuition for the MAcc programs?

Total tuition varies per program and track, depending on your education background. Contact our admissions team for more details.

Are there any miscellaneous fees associated with the MAcc programs?

You may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your degree.

Accreditations and Rankings

Is the Master of Accountancy program accredited?

Ohio University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation. In addition, OHIO's College of Business holds AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation, which means our program meets additional standards set by the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Council.

Admissions

Do the OHIO Master of Accountancy programs accept transfer credits?

You can transfer up to six credits into the Master of Accountancy programs at Ohio University. Find out more about online admissions here and full-time admissions here.

What are the MAcc programs' admissions requirements?

Admission requirements include a regionally accredited bachelor's degree, a 3.0 minimum GPA and supporting documents. Find out more about online admissions here and full-time admissions here.

Do I need to have a bachelor's degree in accounting?

No, the MAcc includes curriculum pathways for students with an accounting bachelor's degree, a business bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in another field. Your curriculum will include the necessary coursework to prepare you to be successful in this industry and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Curriculum

How many credits are in the Master of Accountancy programs?

The number of credits required varies by the type of program you choose and your undergraduate major. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

How many courses are in the Master of Accountancy programs?

The number of courses required varies by the type of program you choose and your undergraduate major. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Do the Master of Accountancy programs offer concentrations?

The programs do not include any concentrations. Students with an accounting or business background earn a graduate certificate in business analytics as an integrated part of the degree.

Does the online MAcc program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in the accounting program in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online MAcc students are required to attend this event at least once.

Career Outlook

Will the MAcc programs prepare me to become licensed in my state?

This program may meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in your state. Please check with your enrollment counselor for your state’s specific requirements.

What can I do with an MAcc degree?

Our students move into management positions, analyst roles and sit for their CPA exam. Find out more about MAcc career opportunities.