Accounting MAcc Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Business & Technology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7360

Degree Information

Dr. Veronda Willis
Phone: 903.565.5822

Graduate Admission Information

The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MAcc Accountancy

Hours: 30

College: Soules College of Business

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $13,572 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GMAT score. For applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a foreign institution, the preferred minimum for the TOEFL is 105 overall, with a minimum of 24 for each individual section, a minimum band score of 7.5 for the IELTS, or 115 for DET. If previously-submitted test scores do not accurately reflect the applicant’s current English proficiency, it is strongly recommended to retake the test to increase scores.

GPA: A recommended grade point average of upper division accounting hours or on the last 60 undergraduate hours equal to or greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

GMAT: A recommended score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Consideration may also be given to other relevant factors.

Letters of Recommendation: Optional

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Admissions Essay: Optional

Deadlines: Fall - June 15; Spring - Oct. 15; Summer - March 15

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors are expected to experience job growth of 13% through 2022. For more, visit O*Net.

Salary Information: See the Robert Half 2016 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance or the Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Meet a graduate student of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Sharpen Your Competitive Edge With a Master's in Accounting

The master of accountancy degree program at The University of Texas at Tyler will broaden your knowledge, skills and opportunities in a profession that’s crucial to the success of organizations throughout the corporate world.

Professional accountants are in demand as new industries, more sophisticated technologies and new business opportunities emerge. With the MAcc degree from UT Tyler, you’ll qualify to take the Uniform CPA Examination – in addition to holding a master’s degree that’s typically a prerequisite for advanced positions in accounting.

  • Earn your master’s by completing 30 credit hours, versus the 36 credit hours required by many traditional graduate programs. You’ll simultaneously qualify to sit for the CPA exam in Texas.
  • In the UT Tyler MAcc program, you can choose your pace for navigating the degree requirements. We offer core and program courses that are flexible and available at night to fit your needs.
  • The MAcc is a non-thesis program flexible enough to accommodate students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Applicants to the program must hold the equivalent of a BBA degree in accounting from an accredited institution or must compete the MAcc leveling core.

Learn more from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law

Master of Accountancy: Training for Professional Advancement

  • Prepare for success: A significant number of UT Tyler accounting graduates have successfully challenged the CPA exam and are sought after by employers throughout the state and beyond.
  • Get effective training for vast career opportunities in the public, corporate, not-for-profit and government sector.

MAcc Faculty: Respected. Innovative.

  • Learn from a faculty of experts whose accolades include Outstanding Accounting Educator awards from the Texas Society of CPAs, the East Texas Society of CPAs and the Southwestern American Accounting Association.
  • Delve into accounting theory and best practices with professors who have published in journals such as: the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives; Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly; Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies; Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management; and Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

Master of Accountancy Courses: Focused. Relevant.

Advanced Problems in Accounting – Delve into accounting theory and practice relating to complex consolidation issues and business combinations.

Business Legal Environment – Learn about the legal environment of business and legal reasoning, with emphasis on contracts, uniform commercial code, secured transactions, bankruptcy, wills and trusts.

The following industry-focused specializations can be completed within the 30 hour MAcc:

  • Internal Assurance and Consulting
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Accounting

More about UT Tyler’s master of accountancy program of study.

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Phone: 903.565.5822