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Master of Accounting

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) at the Huntsman School of Accountancy is designed for students who have the desire to elevate their professional opportunities and become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

Concurrent Bachelor and Masters Degree (PAcc)

Current USU Undergraduate Accounting students planning to complete an Accounting Masters degree can participate in the Professional Accounting Program (PAcc). This PAcc allows undergraduate accounting students to combine requirements and earn their Bachelors and Masters degree concurrently over a two year period, reducing the total credit hours and maintaining eligibility for federal funding.

Jill Aoki & Anthony Lemon
Jill Aoki & Anthony Lemon

Program Recognition and Placement

USU's School of Accountancy has earned some very impressive recognition. Below is a list of just a few notable accomplishments:

  • In 2017, the School of Accountancy undergraduate program was ranked 40th and the graduate program was ranked 50th in the nation by the Public Accounting Report (PAR).
  • The MAcc program was ranked 8th in the nation out of smaller accounting departments (17 or fewer full-time faculty) by PAR.
  • PAR also ranked the MAcc program 13th out of all programs in the west.
  • The School of Accountancy ranks 24th nationally for first time pass rates on the CPA exam based on 2015 data. Additionally, three recent MAcc graduates, Jill Aoki, Anthony Lemon and Tyson Irwin, have been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award, for their outstanding performance on the CPA exam.
Tyson Irwin
Tyson Irwin

In addition to rankings, the MAcc program enjoys ongoing recruiting relationships with the Big Four accounting firms, large regional accounting firms, local firms, corporate employers, and government agencies. For the past three years, an average of 93 percent of MAcc graduates have accepted employment offers by the time of their graduation.

Huntsman Advantage

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the School of Accountancy are AACSB accredited, the School of Accountancy is also a member of Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The Huntsman School recruits top professors from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Pepperdine and Notre Dame. Students are offered a number of scholarship opportunities and non-resident tuition waivers for out-of-state students with excellent academic records and admission scores.