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Traditional MAcc in Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at OU is designed to prepare students not only to pass the CPA exam*, but also for positions of responsibility in the accounting profession. It combines a broad-based business curriculum with in-depth accounting training, affording students the opportunity to specialize in chosen areas of accounting practice. Traditional and Accelerated students may specialize in tax, audit, or data analytics.

Degree Requirements

The residential MAcc program requires 33 graduate credit hours.    

Degree Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The traditional, stand-alone MAcc program is open to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, regardless of their undergraduate major. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors including performance in prior undergraduate/graduate coursework, a GMAT score, employment history,  and a statement of the applicant's personal goals. Admission decisions are generally made after the application deadline, but early admission decisions are possible for the most highly qualified applicants.

International students for whom English is a second language must also demonstrate proficiency in English via the TOEFL (minimum 100 on internet-based test) or IELTS (minimum 7.0).  International students who have satisfactorily completed at least 24 semester hours at a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. university, or in any other country in which English is the native language, will satisfy the English proficiency requirement.  See additional details on the English proficiency requirement.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an application online through the Graduate College Online Admissions system. Applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  • Current resume
  • Official GMAT score (School Code 6879)
  • A statement of your career and educational goals (1 to 1.5 pages, double-spaced)
  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score and confidential financial statement

For additional information regarding the traditional residential MAcc program, contact Mr. Joe Dulin at

Application Deadlines
 U.S. CitizensInternational 

Fall admission (August start date):

June 15

March 1

Spring admission (January start date):

November 15

August 1

Summer admission (June start date):    

March 15

January 1

* The OU MAcc program meets the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Oklahoma and Texas. We have made no determination as to whether or not the program meets the educational requirements of any other state. We believe it likely that our program can meet the minimum educational requirements necessary for the CPA credential in all US jurisdictions, but each student should carefully review the requirements in any jurisdiction in which they intend to practice to ensure that their program of study includes all courses required.