MACCY Degree Requirements

MAccy Curriculum

The Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program is 30 credit hours long. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students must successfully complete the following course and program requirements to be eligible for the Master of Accountancy degree.

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Program Requirements

  • Complete 21 credits in accounting.
  • Achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.
  • Complete all degree requirements within five (5) years.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits of the following coursework to be eligible for graduation.

MAccy Prerequisites*

  • Financial Accounting | 3 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2001 or ACCY 6101

  • Managerial Accounting | 1.5 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2002

  • Micro or Macroeconomics | 1.5-3 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent MBAD 6242 or ACCY 6900

  • Statistics | 1.5 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent STAT 1051

*MAccy prerequisite courses may be waived for students who have completed courses earning a grade of B- or better. Courses must have been taken within five years prior to the first semester of enrollment in the program. Students must consult their academic advisor for GWSB equivalents.

Core Courses | 15 Credits**

** Core courses (with the exception of ACCY 6201 and ACCY 6202) may be waived based on previous academic coursework. See the MAccy Core Course Waiver Policy for details.

Accountancy Electives | 9 Credits

Students are required to complete nine credits of graduate level courses within the Department of Accountancy.

General Electives | 6 Credits

Students are required to complete six credits of graduate level courses offered at the School of Business or another GWU School with approval from either the Administrative or Faculty Director.

Elective courses must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of courses taken at the GW Law School where courses are letter graded and then converted to a CR on the graduate transcript.

Bachelor of Accountancy or BBA & Master of Accountancy 4+1 Program

The 4+1 Program offered by the GW School of Business allows students to complete a Bachelor of Accountancy or BBA as well as a Master of Accountancy in five years. A minimum of 30 total credits are required for the Master of Accountancy degree. Six credits of graduate coursework can be shared between the two programs. Be aware that students must comlete 150 credits to sit for the CPA exam and should speak with the graduate academic advisor for more information on sharing credits.

Learn More About the 4+1 Program