Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Stetson offer the Master of Accountancy program?
The M.Acc. program is offered at Stetson University's historic DeLand campus and online.
When are Master of Accountancy Classes normally offered?
Classes meet primarily in the daytime on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule.
Online courses are available online 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Is the program available for working professionals?
The DeLand program may be taken on a part-time basis but attendance at the daytime classes is required. However, the online program is specifically designed for working professionals; classes are offered to fit the busy schedules of working professionals and do not interfere with the workday.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Both versions of the program can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.
When can I start?
You may enter any of the programs throughout the year as new classes begin.
What are the admission requirements?
Successful candidates generally have a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA (overall and in accounting) and a 520 minimum on the GMAT (including scoring at the 30th percentile or above on both the quantitative and verbal sections and at least a 4 on the Analytical Writing Assessment section). The GMAT is generally required of all applicants, although may be waived under certain consideration by the program director.
Please see the admission page for more details.
What if my GMAT is below 520?
Admission to the program is competitive. As such, students should consider retaking the GMAT to achieve the most competitive score possible.
What is required for a GMAT waiver?
GMAT waivers may be granted for the following reasons: passage of the Uniform CPA examination prior to admission; possession of a graduate degree in a business or related/equivalent field (graduate business degrees must be earned from an A.A.C.S.B.-accredited institution); or significant, meaningful accounting-related or business-related work experience at the management level.
Can I take MAcc classes while taking foundation classes?
Business foundation courses must be completed prior to completion of the program. Accounting foundation courses must also be completed prior to completion of the program. Certain accounting foundation courses are prerequisites for advanced accounting courses and must be completed before enrolling in the advanced course.
Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration?
It is not a requirement, but you must have met the foundation requirements in business and accounting courses.
What if I don't have all the foundation courses?
You must take the foundation courses at a regionally accredited school either through regular classes or through on-line classes.
After completing the MAcc, will I meet CPA certification requirements?
The M.Acc. program will allow you to meet the CPA educational requirements in most states. To become certified, you must pass the CPA exam and in many states also meet an experience requirement. The M.Acc. program will be very helpful in preparing you to take the CPA exam.
After I apply, how long will it take to receive notification on admission?
Once your application for admission and all of the required supplemental materials have been received, you should receive notification within approximately two weeks.
Can I transfer graduate credit from another university?
You may transfer up to six credit hours of coursework completed at an A.A.C.S.B.-accredited university before admission to the program. The coursework cannot be transferred from a previously completed graduate degree program. Transfer credit is subject to review and approval by the Director of the Master of Accountancy Programs.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid information may be found online at the Stetson University Office of Financial Aid, by emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 386-822-7120 or 800-688-7120. You should also check with your employer to find out if tuition reimbursement benefits are offered. If you plan on utilizing your company's tuition reimbursement plan, please notify the Office of Graduate Business Programs so that we may better facilitate that process.
Where do I send the application?
The application for admission can be submitted online.
Your supplemental materials should be sent directly to Stetson University from the originating institution or testing center; alternatively please send other supplemental materials via email or physical mail to the address on the right side of the page.