Our Master of Accountancy program emphasizes the emerging trend of data analytics in the practice of accounting. The program prepares students for the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. The MAcc program prepares students for entry into both non-public and public accountancy careers through advanced study and meets the 150-hour requirement and the 30-hour accountancy credit requirement for CPA licensure.
MAcc students may begin courses in the fall, spring, or summer semesters with courses available on the Dahlonega campus. Students seeking the degree on a part-time basis may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters with evening courses available on the Gainesville campus. The program may be completed in one year as a full-time student on the Dahlonega campus or over a longer period of time as a part-time student on the Dahlonega campus or on the Gainesville campus in the evening.
Requirements for Admission
- A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
- Grade point average 2.5 or above for all upper-division courses and 3.0 or above in accounting courses calculated in accordance with UNG’s Graduate Admissions procedures.
- Official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) of not less than 500 or an official score on the Graduate Record Exam, General Test (GRE) of not less than 295, verbal and quantitative combined. Only GMAT or GRE scores less than five years old will be considered.
Applicants may EXEMPT the GMAT or GRE with evidence of an advanced degree, Master’s, Doctorate, in any field from a regionally accredited institution, an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation), or one year of professional accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume.
UNG and other AACSB institution accounting majors may also exempt the GMAT or GRE by earning an upper level accounting GPA of at least 3.75 and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Required Supplemental Documents
- Letter of Interest explaining the applicant’s purpose for completing the MAcc Program
- Professional Resume
- Recommendation letters (2) from a professor or employer
The admission requirements of the Graduate College also apply. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the UNG Graduate Catalog.
To be eligible for graduation, a student must maintain a 3.0 (B) or better for all courses in the graduate program of study. A student may only repeat a graduate course one time. No grade below 2.0 (C) will be accepted as part of the program of study. When a course is repeated, the last grade received will be used in calculating the average that is used for graduation. Grades received in all courses will be included in the average. Students who earn a second C in the program will be withdrawn. The student may apply to Graduate Admissions for readmission a semester later.
The University of North Georgia recognizes honesty and integrity as being necessary to the academic functioning of the university. UNG graduate students are expected to uphold the university regulations addressed in the Student Code of Conduct, Article 3, Rule 2.
The MAcc program adheres to the university’s definition of professional integrity as described in the Academic Information portion of the Graduate Catalog.