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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)


The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is comprehensive and develops students' conceptual and technical accounting competence, communication skills, research and analytical abilities, and leadership. The MAcc degree requires 30 graduate hours and is offered in hybrid format with a combination of day and/or evening classes. Students can complete the degree in one calendar year if they attend full-time. Students attending part-time can complete the degree in two years taking either the morning or evening classes.

Advantages of a MAcc Degree with the Plaster School of Business

  1. CPA Eligible with 150 Hour
  2. Job Opportunities
  3. Higher Starting Salaries
  4. Additional Specialized Knowledge
  5. Accelerated Course with Undergraduate Degree

Admission Requirements

The Plaster School of Business offers both a traditional and accelerated course for the MAcc degree. The accelerated course is designed specifically for MSSU undergraduate accounting students to begin their graduate work during their senior year. This allows undergraduate to save 3 credit hours of coursework and have man accounting experience when searching for jobs.

Minimum GMAT score accepted is 450
Program director may waive the GMAT requirement if one of the following situations is met:
-Undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher in their last 60 hours
-Scored at or above the 70th percentile on the Major Field Test
-Holds an advanced degree (e.g., masters, doctorate from an accredited institution)

Traditional Course Planning Sheet


Applicants for admission into the Accelerated MAcc should have:
-Completed ACCT 309, 312, 322, 375, 385, and 408 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
-An overall GPA of 3.6 or higher for the last 60 hours


Accelerated Course Planning Sheet

Follow link to Admissions - Online ApplicationApply to MAcc

Program Costs

The MAcc program at MSSU is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.

Books, tuition and student fees are subject to change annually.

*Lion Pride Tuition: Discount for in-state tuition includes all of Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma plus six additional counties in Illinois.

Financial Aid

Students who wish to apply for financial aid for a graduate program should complete the free application for student aid(FAFSA) and list the Missouri Southern State University school code; 002488.

Stafford Loans: can be used for graduate studies until the award is exhausted, provided that the student is degree-seeking.

Lion Pride Tuition : Students in the M.S.Ed. program are eligible for Lion Pride tuition grants in-state tuition to students from Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Graduate Assistantships are Available
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Deadlines for applying are April 1 (fall semester) and November 1 (spring semester). Applications for the graduate assistantship will be available after February 1.


Contact Us

Dr. David M. Smith, CPA
Program Director | Department Head of Accounting and Finance

Office: Plaster Hall Office 309H
Phone: 417-625-3012