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Qualify to Become a CPA with the Master of Accounting Degree (MAcc or WebMAcc)

The MAcc (in-person) and WebMAcc (online) allows students to continue their specialized studies in accounting. Many students who earn a MAcc degree seek careers as certified public accountants (CPA).

The curriculum includes 18 credit hours of accounting and law coursework and 12 credit hours of electives designed to allow students to personalize their program of study to fit their career objectives and to take the CPA Exam. For required disclosures on whether either program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for the CPA license or certificate, visit state boards to check the requirements for your state or territory.

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MAcc students celebrate learning practical and theoretical concepts, which they apply on the CPA exam and in the real world.


Georgia Southern accounting alumni consistently hold high recruitment and employment rates in major firms.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, a prospective student must

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
    • An undergraduate degree in accounting is not mandatory; however, applicants will not be considered for admission until they meet the prerequisite requirements; and
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of professionalism and proficiency in accounting through their coursework, internship or work experience, and extracurricular involvement.

Last updated: 8/9/2022