Master of Accountancy

Master of Accountancy

Master of Accountancy

The Howard University Master of Accountancy MAcc program is a specialized advanced graduate-level business program focused on preparing graduates for successful careers in corporate accounting, governmental accounting, non-profit accounting, auditing, and advisory and consulting services. The curriculum prepares students, in a significant fashion, for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination through intensive and challenging coursework during the 30-hour program. States demand 150 hours, normally a fifth year of accounting education, to sit for the examination. Our program provides the required additional coursework, while allowing students to concurrently earn the prestigious MAcc degree.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for Admission with a $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in (college-level) accounting courses
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one from a previous accounting instructor)
  • Statement of Interest (no more than 2 pages)
  • Autobiographical Sketch (one page)
  • GMAT test scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS score, if requested

Ten 3-credit courses will comprise the 30- credit hour program

  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Entity Taxation
  • Business Law II
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Business Ethics for Accountants and Auditors
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Seminar in Accounting


  • $40,000 Per Academic Year
  • Limited financial assistance is available in the form of graduate assistantships or scholarships