Master of Accounting

The MAcc program (after completion of the BSAc) is designed primarily for students who have completed their undergraduate work at another institution and now want to attend the Fisher School of Accounting for their graduate work. The program offers three options: concentration in auditing, concentration in taxation, and no concentration. With few exceptions, University of Florida students who want to earn their MAcc degree should plan on entering the 3/2 program. Currently enrolled accounting students should use the MAcc Student Resources to develop a plan of study.

Please note that the MAcc program is not offered in an online or distant format. All classes are offered face-to-face in Gainesville. Students typically attend class 4 days per week.

Preparatory Coursework

The MAcc program assumes applicants to have a strong foundation in accounting consistent with the knowledge acquired from an undergraduate accounting degree. These “preparatory courses” are typically completed prior to admission.

Because each institution has its own undergraduate degree requirements, it is typical that some preparatory courses required by the Fisher School of Accounting have not been met. Frequently, the deficiencies are in accounting and communications courses. These courses, and any other unmet preparatory courses for the MAcc program, must be completed prior to being awarded a Master of Accounting degree. In certain instances, these courses are prerequisites for MAcc course requirements and can lengthen the time to graduation.

Preparatory Coursework

Preparatory courses may be taken at other institutions prior to enrollment at the University of Florida. However, students may be asked to complete a course substitution form establishing that the course taken is equivalent to the required Fisher School preparatory course.

It is strongly recommended that upper-division accounting preparatory courses be taken at a business school accredited by the AACSB.

How to Apply for Admission

Florida CPA Information

The MAcc program is designed for students who desire a professional accounting career. Completion of this program will fulfill the State of Florida’s educational requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant Examination in Florida and to obtain licensure as a CPA in Florida. CPA licensure includes other, non-educational requirements. Please note that requirements can change, and may not immediately be reflected here or in the program. Contact the Florida Board of Accountancy or visit their web site if you have any questions regarding your eligibility to take the CPA Exam or be licensed as a CPA in Florida. We have not made a determination as to whether the MAcc program meets educational requirements in any other state or jurisdiction. Consult the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website for information regarding CPA exam and licensure eligibility for all states and jurisdictions.