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Accounting (MAC) 
Program Description

The Master of Accounting degree program is a graduate professional program designed to provide advanced, specialized training in accounting and tax accounting. The program requires 30 graduate units, with no fewer than 24 in the field of accounting from a variety of courses available through the department. Individualized programs of study are defined by the student and the adviser.

The MAcc program has two tracks of study: Audit and Tax. 

Questions regarding admissions should be directed to the Accounting Graduate Program Coordinator:

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Accountancy -

The Department of Accounting offers the following programs:

These programs prepare students for careers such as the independent practice of public accounting, controllership, and general accounting management. 

Graduate work in accounting is offered for those who strive for a stronger background in business and accounting, and for those who wish to teach in colleges and universities.

Location of MAcc Student Handbook:
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accounting is to:

  • Provide top quality accounting education programs and support services, including a focus on critical thinking and business ethics, that attract and graduate an excellent and diverse student body who enjoy productive and successful careers.
  • Conduct significant and selective scholarly research in accounting, and integrate it into our educational process. 
  • Encourage a collegial and supportive culture within the department, a respect and tolerance for people and their ideas, and an environment that supports success and the pursuit of excellence. 
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with the business, government, and alumni communities in order to increase our value to our constituents and supplement our resource base.


College of Management  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Janae Gregston
Graduate Program Coordinator
Janae Gregston
Director of Graduate Studies
Jeffrey W Schatzberg
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Proof of English Proficiency for some international candidates. TOEFL score of 85 internet based, 600 paper based, or IELTS composite score of 7 (with no subject area below a 6.5).
  • An acceptable GMAT score.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • 2 short essays.
  • Resume.

Requirements Waiver

If you are a University of Arizona, Arizona State, or Northern Arizona University student majoring in accounting, you may qualify for a requirements waiver. The criteria are as follows:

  1. The student is one semester away from earning their undergraduate degree in Accounting or has earned their Accounting degree within the past 12 months, AND
  2. The student achieved an overall GPA of 3.2 (or higher), including courses taken at all institutions attended and an upper division accounting GPA of 3.0 (or higher) at the time the application is reviewed by the admissions committee.

If you meet the criteria above, you will not need to submit the following materials:

  • Official GMAT score.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Essay responses.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GMAT, Proof of English Proficiency for some international candidates.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is limited for Masters candidates. Please refer to our website for financial aid opportunities.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1 (1st review), March 1 (2nd review), then rolling admissions
  • Spring: October 1 (1st review), November 1 (2nd review), then rolling admissions

International Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1 (1st review), March 1 (2nd review), June 1 (final review)
  • Spring: October 1 (1st review & final review)

Aside from the strict international application final review deadlines indicated above, the admissions committee continues to accept applications on a rolling basis until program capacity has been reached.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 30
Minimum accounting credits: 24

Minor Requirements

Not applicable.

Student Handbook
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Last revised 09 Apr 2018