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As you prepare your application for the ACU Master of Accountancy program, you may have questions very similar to those of other applicants. Below are the answers to a list of commonly asked questions.

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Required information/documents:

  1. An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended.
    The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
  2. Applicants have earned a minimum 3.00 GPA in their undergraduate accounting courses;
  3. Applicants without an undergraduate degree in accounting will be expected to earn a 3.00 GPA in their accounting leveling course before taking more than 9 hours of graduate work;
  4. GPA of 3.00 from a college or university in the United States;
  5. Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  6. A satisfactory GMAT score (generally a 50th percentile or better) may be required of any student who applies to the MAcc program and who has not completed 24 or more semester hours at ACU with a minimum GPA of 3.00;
  7. A written personal statement of academic interests, strengths and weaknesses.

Prerequisites

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial or Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Income Tax – Individuals
  • Accounting Systems
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting

We make rolling admission decisions year round, so there is no specific deadline.

No, we will consider those with undergraduate degrees in other fields, with the condition that they complete the necessary prerequisite undergraduate courses.

Financial Accounting

Managerial or Cost Accounting

Intermediate Accounting I and II

Income Tax – Individuals

Accounting Information Systems

Auditing

Advanced Accounting

We require an overall GPA of a 3.0, as well as a 3.0 GPA in all accounting courses taken. If an applicant does not have an undergraduate accounting degree, we require that they maintain a 3.0 GPA in all prerequisite accounting courses.

Yes. The MAcc program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

We do not require a GMAT score for candidates who take their undergraduate accounting courses at ACU. For applicants who take their accounting courses elsewhere, we expect a GMAT score in the 50th percentile or higher.

We will accept GRE scores, but not LSAT scores.

Your purpose statement should be 1 to 1 ½ pages, double-spaced.

Program

The MAcc is a 30 credit hour program and can typically be completed in one year

We allow entry to the program three times a year: fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May).

Yes. It is possible to work full-time while completing the MAcc program on a part-time basis.

Of the 30 required hours, 24 hours are only offered on campus in Abilene, TX. The remaining 6 hours are elective courses and may be taken either online or on campus.

Students may receive credit for up to 6 hours of graduate level courses, pending faculty approval.

The MAcc program typically maintains a 100% post-graduation job placement rate each semester.

For cost information, please visit the  MAcc website and review the “Degree Details” section. There are scholarship opportunities through the College of Business Administration. Once admitted, students can apply for scholarship consideration.

Yes! Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs at gradinfo@acu.edu or 325-674-6911 to connect with the Program Director and/or schedule a campus visit.

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