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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 the 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 and $125 non-refundable department program 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 scholarship


All program faculty have terminal degrees or juris doctorates and hold licenses as certified public accountants. All have distinguished work experience in the public or private sector at managerial and executive levels. Ninety percent (90%) of the faculty who teach accounting courses in the MAcc program are certified public accountants.

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Last updated May 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
July 2020
1 year
40,000 USD
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