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Master of Accounting, MAcc

About the Program

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Master of Accounting program at Georgia Southern University equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for accounting and financial careers in today’s constantly changing business environment. Our program is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of selected areas of accounting and business. As a MAcc student, you will:

  • Increase your technical skills,
  • Improve your critical thinking skills, and
  • Strengthen your communication and interpersonal skills

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Admission Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose Essay: Because the admissions process may not allow for personal interviews, this essay is a crucial reflection of the applicant’s written communication skills.
  • Past Academic Performance: Current competitive GPA: While there is no minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) requirement, the admissions committee views past grades as an important indicator of the applicant’s future academic performance. The committee may also consider the ranking and reputation of the applicant’s undergraduate institution.
  • Professional Experience: There is no work experience requirement although work experience will be viewed positively by the admissions committee.
  • Other Required Scores: Competitive scores on any other required tests will also be considered and are an extremely important component of the application.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters are optional but may boost candidates’ chances for admission. References should speak to the applicant’s personal qualities, career potential, and potential to succeed in the classroom.
  • Program Prerequisites: Students are required to have completed the following general business and upper-level accounting classes in order to be considered for admission into the MAcc program.
    • General business prerequisites: Financial Accounting Principles, Managerial Accounting Principles, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Corporate Finance, Legal and Ethical Issues in Business, Management Principles, Marketing Principles, and Business Statistics
    • Upper-level accounting prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Income Tax, Accounting Information Systems, and Auditing.

Additional Requirement for International Students

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores*

*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Advanced Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) Information

Qualified students may be eligible for an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s (ABM) program. ABM programs allow you to begin graduate studies in your senior year so you can accelerate completion of a graduate degree. You’ll earn both a bachelor’s and a graduate degree faster. And since any graduate courses taken as an undergraduate are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate, you’ll save money too. Learn more about accelerated bachelor’s to master’s programs.



Priority: March 1*

Final: July 15*


Priority: October 1*

Final: November 15*


Priority: April 1*

Final: April 15*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Parker College of Business Graduate Programs Office

Last updated: 1/12/2024