University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy consists of a graduate level core accounting courses required and approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy so that students will have the coursework to qualify for candidacy to take the CPA examination.

Admission Requirements 

  • Online application for admission into a graduate degree program 
  • Official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating completion of a four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent in the case of an international institution) and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended 
  • One-page Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference from professional and/or academic sources 
  • Official GMAT (or GRE) score (optional) 
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

Specific Requirements for the Master of Accountancy Degree:

All students must meet the Pre-Master of Accountancy (Pre-MAcc) Requirements and complete thirty hours of Course of Study for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc).

Courses in Pre-MAcc Requirements as described below can be waived if according to the Accounting Graduate Studies Committee, the student has the equivalent courses in previous undergraduate or graduate coursework or the appropriate work experience. Waivers can also be given if the student demonstrated proficiency through challenge examinations approved by the Committee.

Pre-Master of Accountancy (Pre-MAcc) Requirements: 

Common Body of Knowledge The courses in parentheses indicate the equivalent undergraduate course or course combinations.
ACCT 2301
ACCT 2302
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
ECON 2303
ECON 2304
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 3310Business Finance3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
QMB 2301Business Stats & Analytics I3
or QMB 3301 Business Stats & Analytics II
Professional Core
ACCT 3320Accounting Systems3
ACCT 3321Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3322Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3323Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3327Fed Income Tax - Individuals3
ACCT 4304Auditing Principles/Procedures3
Advanced courses may be accepted in place of undergraduate courses

Degree Plan

MACC in Accounting 

Required Credits: 30 

Required Courses:
ACCT 5302Advanced Accounting I3
ACCT 5314Professional Wrtng-Accountants3
ACCT 5321Advanced Topics in Federal Tax3
ACCT 5322Tax Concepts Rsrch & Procedure3
ACCT 5323Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 5324Accounting Analytics3
ACCT 5328Fed Income Tax Partner & Corp3
ACCT 5329Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5391Accounting & Business Analysis3
ACCT 5340Masters Accountancy Capstone3
Total Hours30

All courses require a grade of C or better.