- MAcc Degree
- 100% online
- Optional tax track
In one year, gain the knowledge, skills and credentials you need for long-term success. The Stetson Master of Accountancy program is a proven path to career advancement and global opportunities in accounting, providing you with the technical competencies that top organizations require and the professional skills to set you apart. It provides the flexibility you need through both live-online faculty interaction and asynchronous coursework.
The accounting curriculum is taught in accelerated, five-week sessions designed to maximize your connection with the faculty and your peers, creating a vast professional network. There are no residency requirements.
The program offers the Tax Track, a specialization comprised of three online courses ideal for individuals interested in focusing on taxation in their careers. These courses can be taken independently or as part of the ten courses required for the Master of Accountancy degree.
In 2017, the MAcc program garnered the #1 CPA pass rate in the state of Florida for first-time test-takers with advanced degrees. Stetson has a history of preparing students to succeed on the Uniform CPA Examination®. The average pass rate for all Stetson test-takers over the past ten years is 60%, outperforming the Florida average of 52% and the worldwide average of 48%.
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Our program faculty includes award-winning teacher-scholars and accomplished professionals who bring years of experience in practice as well as diverse research expertise to the MAcc program. Whether you are interested in advancing your career, preparing for the Certified Public Accountant examination or refreshing your accounting knowledge and skills, our faculty will help you get there.
- Shahram Amiri, Ed.D., College of William and Mary
- Fred K. Augustine, Jr., PhD, Florida State University, Chair of Decision and Information Sciences
- Michael Bitter, PhD, University of Mississippi; CPA, CGMA, Director of the Master of Accountancy Program
- Charles Brandon, PhD, University of Georgia
- Valrie Chambers, PhD, University of Houston; CPA
- Patrick Knipe, MAcc, Stetson University; CPA
- Maria Rickling, PhD, Florida International University
- Lisa Smith-Jones, MAcc, Stetson University; CPA
Suzanne E. Forbes '87, MAcc '87, CPA, Partner, James Moore & Co., CPAs and Consultants
Stetson provided me with the education I needed to springboard my career in ways I never imagined. The lifelong knowledge learned, people met and friendships made have all contributed to my success.
Salvatore Mancini '01, MAcc '02, CPA, Inspections Specialist III - Public Accounting Oversight Board (PAOB)
The accounting program at Stetson University allowed me to enhance my verbal and written communication skills while constantly challenging me to think critically. The faculty equipped me with the tools I needed to pass the CPA exam and to meet future career challenges. The program also provided access to various internship opportunities which allowed me to gain a better understanding of the profession before graduating.
Michael J. Parr '05, MAcc '06, Jr., CPA, Senior Manager - Ernst & Young, LLP
Stetson University's outstanding accounting program helps prepare young professionals for the business environment through the use of relevant curriculum, individual attention from experienced professors and uncompromising learning environment.
Brenda Redfern, MAcc '11, J.D., CPA
At the time I decided to pursue my Master of Accountancy degree, I was already a CPA and had a Juris Doctorate. I needed the MAcc to be qualified to teach accounting at the higher education level. I wanted a program that would be meaningful, reputable, challenging and convenient. With a husband and three teenage daughters, as well as a full-time job, I did not want to be confined to a set schedule with classes that I had to leave home to attend.
I researched my options and ultimately selected Stetson University's online MAcc program. It proved to be everything I wanted. The teachers were well-qualified and personable. The classes were challenging, yet manageable for someone also juggling work and family. My degree gave me the credentials I needed to secure the job as an assistant professor of accounting. Stetson University's reputation for excellence has certainly been carved into every component of the program, and I am proud to now rank among its alumni.
Shelley Livingston, MAcc '10, PhD, CPA
After practicing in public accounting for more than two decades and with an MBA and a PhD accompanying CPA in the alphabet soup that follows my name, I realized the need for a comprehensive update of my accounting knowledge. Based on its stellar accreditation, its one-year time frame and its convenient Internet approach, I enrolled in the first Stetson University Master of Accountancy class. Twelve of us undertook and successfully completed the rigorous program, the depth and breadth of which were unlike any educational experience I encountered before or since. The phenomenal learning experience provided the comprehensive accounting update I sought. Individually, collaboratively, and with the responsive support of our knowledgeable and experienced professors, each of us in that initial class immeasurably extended our accounting horizons and our accounting career potentials.
MAcc alumni earn higher salaries than accountants with only a bachelor's degree and can choose from among career opportunities with the following:
- Local, state and federal government.
- Local, regional and national CPA firms.
- Corporations and other for-profit entities of all sizes.
- Nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions.
Our alumni have been hired and proven successful at the following companies/firms: