Frequently Asked Questions

Can you explain the program to me?

The Master of Accountancy program consists of 10 advanced courses (30 credits). This includes a required core of 5 courses (15 credits). The core is offered in a hybrid format or online. Hybrid courses combine a required, in-class (in-person on the DeLand campus) component and materials accessible online. Online courses are offered completely online. Elective courses (both MAcc and select MBA courses) are offered hybrid, online and in-person on the DeLand campus.

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?

All MAcc courses are offered in accelerated five week sessions.

DeLand Campus Hybrid Option

Hybrid MAcc classes typically meet once a week from 4 – 7 p.m. Certain electives are offered during the day and at night.

Online Option

Online courses are available online 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Is the program available for working professionals?

The program may be taken on a part-time basis. However, for those taking hybrid courses, attendance at the late afternoon class is required. The online option is specifically designed for working professionals. While there are online sessions with the faculty, they do not include mandatory log-on times.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.

When can I start?

You can start the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

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) or the equivalent GRE scores. The GMAT/GRE is generally required of all applicants, although may be waived under certain circumstances.

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. Alternatively, you can consider taking the GRE, which may be better aligned with your strengths.

What is required for a GMAT/GRE waiver?

GMAT/GRE 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 AACSB-accredited institution)
  • significant, meaningful accounting-related or business-related work experience at the management level

For Stetson University accounting majors, candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree in accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution*, or candidates from an official “partner” institution*, a 3.25 or higher undergraduate GPA (overall and on all upper division accounting courses completed) is required for waiver consideration.

*These candidates will only be considered for provisional admission.

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 courses or through online courses.

After completing the MAcc, will I meet CPA certification requirements?

Courses completed in the M.Acc. program, coupled with your accounting and foundation courses, will typically 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 can be 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 AACSB-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 Student Financial Planning, by emailing the office at finaid@stetson.edu 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 us 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 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8289, DeLand, Florida 32723.