The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) is designed to develop the next generation of professional accountants. The MAcc qualifies students for entry-level positions in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The MAcc qualifies students to sit for the Uniform CPA Examinations in Utah and many other states, which is a necessary step in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It also provides a base to pursue related certifications as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Ultimately, a MAcc can lead to a wide variety of significant leadership positions in accounting and business including controller, CFO, and CEO.

Applications for Fall semester open November 1. Application deadline is April 1 or until program is full. (First Review of Applicants for each Fall semester is February 1, which is also the priority deadline.)

Contact the MAcc Office today to schedule an appointment (click on the 'LET'S TALK' tab above to schedule an in-person, online or phone appointment) to receive answers to your questions and get details about the application process. 

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Admissions Criteria + Online Application + Final Decision

Learn about the admissions criteria you need to meet before applying, what information you will need to submit a successful application, and how you will be notified of the final decision.


Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA 3.0
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division accounting courses 
  4. International students must complete the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

At the discretion of the MAcc admission committee the TOEFL requirements may be waived for students supplying sufficient evidence of preparation for the MAcc program. Admission to the MAcc program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements above does not guarantee admission.

The GMAT is no longer required for admission to our program. 

Students with non-accounting undergraduate bachelor degrees are also eligible to complete the prerequisites and apply for the program. Applications for these students will only be reviewed when at least three prerequisite classes are completed.

Prerequisite Courses

Students with undergraduate bachelor degrees in accounting must complete the following UVU prerequisite courses or equivalent before they begin the program:


Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 3300 Cost Management 3
ACC 3400 Individual Income Tax 3
ACC 3510 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 4110 Auditing 3

Students with non-accounting undergraduate bachelor degrees are also eligible to complete the prerequisites and apply for the program.

Applications for these applicants will only be reviewed once they have completed at least three of the above prerequisites.

Will the Master of Accountancy meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!