Study Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) at Azusa Pacific University
You’ll graduate equipped to serve as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), set apart in the job field with career connections, specialized credentials, and CPA internship experience. Whether you have an undergraduate degree in accounting or another area of study, we make it possible to succeed through two unique pathway options. We’ll prepare you with the practical experience needed for job placement after graduation to guide others in the world of finance.
Program at a Glance
The School of Business and Management cultivates students' skills, faith, and character to become business leaders who inspire change.
- It is recommended that applications be submitted two months prior to the start of classes for the desired semester to allow for processing.
Cost per Unit
- Azusa (Main Campus)
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Gain comprehensive training for a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
- Build connections with well-known accounting firms at networking events.
- Complete a public accounting firm internship.
- Earn specialized credentials, showcasing your skills on your résumé.
- Provide income tax assistance to low-income taxpayers in the surrounding communities.
By the Numbers
Accounting major Melissa Langerveld ’20 discovered God’s plan for her career through the guidance of a professor.
The Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) program prepares students for careers as certified public accountants (CPAs). The program’s curriculum combines coursework and an internship with a public accounting firm to prepare students to pass the CPA exam and meet the 150-semester-credit-hour rule required for certification by 49 of 50 states. The program focuses on developing students’ character and competence consistent with the LP and Timothy Leung School of Accounting’s vision.
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Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants
The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.
Applicants must possess
For the Traditional Option pathway:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
For the Executive Option pathway:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
Applicants must submit:
$45 nonrefundable application fee
Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s
bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate
An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.
What to Expect
After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.
It is recommended that applications be submitted two months prior to the start of classes for the desired semester to allow for processing.
Admission is based on a review of each applicant’s academic achievements, work experience, personal statement, and references. While the entirety of an applicant’s package is considered, accepted applicants generally fit into one of the following categories:
Regular Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program in this group typically have undergraduate degrees in accounting or the equivalent or the dean’s approval, along with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Most students are admitted under this category.
Conditional Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program provisionally typically have undergraduate GPAs of 2.75-2.99. Only a limited number of applicants in this group are accepted into the program. If admitted, provisional students must maintain a 3.0 or higher overall GPA in the first 12 units of coursework with no course grade below a B-.
The Leung School of Accounting offers merit-based scholarships of $5,000 to qualifying admitted students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are pursuing an MAcc accounting degree.
Tuition and Fees
Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with benefits and services that may be included in your degree program.
School of Business and Management Fees
|Leadership, MA (per unit)||$680|
|Master of Business Management (MBM, including online)||$680|
|MBA (including online)||$680|
|Organizational Psychology, MS (per unit)||$680|
|Audit (per unit)||half-price tuition|
Leung School of Accounting
|Master of Professional Accountancy (per unit)||$680|
|Master of Professional Accountancy Wiley Review Fee||$1,085|
View a complete list of university fees.
All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.
Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic
Students in the Master of Professional Accountancy program gain a competitive advantage and expanded network through an internship experience with a public accounting firm. This opportunity for hands-on experience is integrated into the accounting degree curriculum. Master’s in accounting candidates complete a minimum of 180 hours with a firm to fulfill the requirements for ACCT 505. In addition, faculty mentors partner with interning students to ensure a successful experience.
For more information, contact the program coordinator at (626) 815-3839. The internship requirement may be waived at the discretion of the program chair.
If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.
School of Business and Management
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Student Services Center
- Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
- The School of Business and Management receives accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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