Master of Accountancy


Program Overview

Master of Accountancy | Graduate

The Howard University Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is a specialized advanced graduate-level business program focused on preparing graduates for successful careers in corporate accounting, governmental accounting, non-profit accounting, auditing, and advisory and consulting services.

The curriculum prepares students, in a significant fashion, for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination through intensive and challenging coursework during the 30-hour program.

States demand 150 hours, normally the fifth year of accounting education, to sit for the examination.

Our program provides the required additional coursework while allowing students to concurrently earn the prestigious MAcc degree.

Program Information

Program Details

The Master of Accountancy is a one-year program and begins in the summer or fall semester and ends by the subsequent spring semester.

Degree Classification: Graduate

Program Frequency: Full-Time

Length: 1 year

Format: Online

Application deadlines are as follows: 

  • April 1st (Summer Admission)
  • June 1st (Fall Admission) 

Curriculum Scheme


OECN 503 (3) – Economics for Global Business 

OIST 501 (3) – Statistics & Data Analytics 


OLAW 500 (3) – Legal Environment

OACC 503 (3) – Corporate Financial Reporting

OACC 508 (3) – Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

OACC 510 – CPA Review (continuous enrollment) 


OACC 502 (3) – Advanced Cost Accounting

OACC 504 (3) – Entity Taxation

OACC 506 (3) – Auditing

OACC 509 (3) – Seminar in Accounting

OACC 510 – CPA Review (continuous enrollment)

Center for Accounting Education

CAE is a nationwide organization based at Howard University that addresses unique challenges young African Americans face when entering the accounting profession by offering programs and resources that prepare them to succeed. CAE addresses the corporate diversity challenge by attracting more African Americans to the profession and improving their retention and upward mobility through outreach, leadership skills training, thought leadership papers, scholarships to accounting students, and support of faculty development. Well-designed programs serve accounting professionals at all levels: students considering an accounting career, accountants starting their career, and those preparing for the CPA exam, middle managers, and potential senior leaders.


The KPMG MADA Program

Howard is pleased to announce that it has entered a collaborative agreement with KPMG for the Master of Accounting with Data Analytics, or MADA, program.  Through this partnership, students admitted to Howard University’s Master of Accountancy program are provided with specialized skills using the latest analytics technology within the data-driven accounting environment.  In addition to receiving cutting-edge instruction, eligible students will be awarded a scholarship toward completion of their Master of Accountancy degree at Howard University.  To be considered for the KPMG MADA Scholarship students must:

– Earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with a cumulative and major grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

– Be admitted to Howard University’s Master of Accountancy program.

– Intend to pursue certified public accountant (CPA) licensure.

– Participate in KPMG’s mandatory survey.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with a $83.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting
  • 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in (college-level) accounting courses
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one from a previous accounting instructor)
  • Statement of Interest (no more than 2 pages)
  • Autobiographical Sketch (one page)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score, if requested

Required Undergraduate Coursework

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: “Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification.”

All credentials must be sent to:

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University Graduate School 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059

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