Master of Accounting

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Program Summary

Many who keep straight the numbers also want to keep their career straight. That’s where a Master of Accounting from Mitchell comes in. Our outstanding program will prepare you for bigger and brighter opportunities.

The admissions requirements, along with academic regulations, are the same as those for the MBA Program. But unlike the MBA, our Master of Accounting program has a fall and spring admission policy.

Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for consideration for admission into the MAcc program include a bachelor's degree in business or in other fields from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 in the undergraduate program, a GMAT score of 450 with a score of 3.0 or higher in the Analytical Writing section. The GMAT must have been taken in the last five years. Provisional admission is based on a formula that includes both your GPA and GMAT score. For a detailed description of the admission requirements, please click on the "Program Information" button. You can begin the application process in two ways:

  1. Apply online by clicking the button to the right, or
  2. Apply offline by filling out the Graduate Application form by clicking here.

In either case, required documents need to be sent to Office of Admissions, University of South Alabama, 2500 Meisler Hall, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688-0002.

CPA Eligibility

Those seeking qualifications to sit for the uniform CPA examination in the state of Alabama must have completed a minimum of 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours of post secondary education, including (1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, and (2) evidence that he or she has satisfied either one of the following:

  • At least 33 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours (excluding principles of accounting courses) at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level, including minimum requirements in each of the following areas: financial accounting - 9 hours; auditing - 6 hours; taxation - 6 hours; management accounting - 3 hours; governmental and not-for-profit accounting - 3 hours; additional accounting - 6 hours and at least 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in business courses (other than accounting courses) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including at least 3 semester hours in business law, concentrating primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Awarded a graduate degree in accounting or business and completed a course of instruction that includes all of the requirements specified in (a) above.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the MAcc program may be eligible for up to $20,500 per year in Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans.  The maximum amount that graduate students may borrow under the Federal Direct Loan Program is $138,500. Federal Graduate PLUS loans are federally sponsored loans that may allow credit-worthy graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of the program, less other financial aid received including Federal Direct Loans. Both programs are administered by the USA Office of Financial Aid.