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Graduate Programs

Baylor University's Graduate Accounting Programs provide the opportunity to build upon your undergraduate accounting education in preparation for a career in accounting, whether this career is in public accounting, private industry or government. Given the focus of accounting education at the graduate level, Baylor's graduate accounting degrees provide students with the technical background and complementary professional skills necessary for careers in public accounting.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree was created in 1998 to provide a vehicle for satisfying the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination in most states. The MAcc degree requires 18 hours of graduate accounting course work and 15 hours of graduate business electives. The degree strives to add to the undergraduate accounting educational experience by developing in students the broader and deeper technical accounting knowledge and enhanced communication and problem-solving skills necessary for success in professional accountancy and business.

The graduate accounting courses offered allow the student to design a specialization in accounting information systems, auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, or taxation. The graduate elective hours may be focused in a particular discipline to provide a secondary area of specialization or used to obtain a broader graduate business education.

The MAcc degree is also offered as a "five-year program" when combined with the BBA in accounting. This plan results in 12 hours of undergraduate elective credits being waived, resulting in between 157 and 162 total hours.

Master of Taxation (MTax)

Baylor University has conferred Master of Taxation (MTax) degrees since 1982. The MTax degree requires 18 hours of graduate taxation course work, and 15 hours of graduate business electives. The graduate elective hours may be focused in a particular discipline to provide a secondary area of specialization or used to obtain a broader graduate business education. The degree strives to add to the undergraduate accounting educational experience by developing in students a technical taxation knowledge base and enhanced communication and problem-solving skills necessary for success in tax consulting careers in public accounting and private industry.


The MTax degree is also offered as a "five-year program" when combined with the BBA in accounting. This plan results in 12 hours of undergraduate elective credits being waived, resulting in between 157 and 162 total hours.
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