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Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc)

Study Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll graduate equipped to serve as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), set apart in the job field with career connections, specialized credentials, and CPA internship experience. Whether you have an undergraduate degree in accounting or another area of study, we make it possible to succeed through two unique pathway options. We’ll prepare you with the practical experience needed for job placement after graduation to guide others in the world of finance.

Program at a Glance

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  • It is recommended that applications be submitted two months prior to the start of classes for the desired semester to allow for processing.

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 30-48
  • Cost per Unit: $680
  • Base Cost: $20,400-$32,640*


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Gain comprehensive training for a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Build connections with well-known accounting firms at networking events.
  • Complete a public accounting firm internship. 
  • Earn specialized credentials, showcasing your skills on your résumé.
  • Provide income tax assistance to low-income taxpayers in the surrounding communities.

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Program Details

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) program prepares students for careers as certified public accountants (CPAs). The program’s curriculum combines coursework and an internship with a public accounting firm to prepare students to pass the CPA exam and meet the 150-semester-credit-hour rule required for certification by 49 of 50 states. The program focuses on developing students’ character and competence consistent with the LP and Timothy Leung School of Accounting’s vision.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

Applicants must possess

For the Traditional Option pathway:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

For the Executive Option pathway:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

Applicants must submit:

Graduate application for admission

$45 nonrefundable application fee

Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study

An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.

Send official transcripts to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
[email protected]

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

It is recommended that applications be submitted two months prior to the start of classes for the desired semester to allow for processing.

Admission is based on a review of each applicant’s academic achievements, work experience, personal statement, and references. While the entirety of an applicant’s package is considered, accepted applicants generally fit into one of the following categories:

Regular Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program in this group typically have undergraduate degrees in accounting or the equivalent or the dean’s approval, along with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Most students are admitted under this category.

Conditional Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program provisionally typically have undergraduate GPAs of 2.75-2.99. Only a limited number of applicants in this group are accepted into the program. If admitted, provisional students must maintain a 3.0 or higher overall GPA in the first 12 units of coursework with no course grade below a B-.

Institutional Scholarships

The Leung School of Accounting offers merit-based scholarships of $5,000 to qualifying admitted students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are pursuing an MAcc accounting degree.

Tuition and Fees

Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with benefits and services that may be included in your degree program.

School of Business and Management Fees

Tuition (per unit) and Fees
Leadership, MA (per unit) $680
Master of Business Management (MBM, including online) $680
MBA (including online) $680
Organizational Psychology, MS (per unit) $680
Audit (per unit) half-price tuition

Leung School of Accounting

Tuition and Fees
Master of Professional Accountancy (per unit) $680
Master of Professional Accountancy Wiley Review Fee $1,085

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.


To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Students in the Master of Professional Accountancy program gain a competitive advantage and expanded network through an internship experience with a public accounting firm. This opportunity for hands-on experience is integrated into the accounting degree curriculum. Master’s in accounting candidates complete a minimum of 180 hours with a firm to fulfill the requirements for ACCT 505. In addition, faculty mentors partner with interning students to ensure a successful experience.

For more information, contact the program coordinator at (626) 815-3839. The internship requirement may be waived at the discretion of the program chair.

If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.

Contact Your Admissions Representative

School of Business and Management


(626) 812-3085


(626) 815-2023


School of Business and Management
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000


Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Services Center

Contact (626) 812-3016 or [email protected], and visit apu.edu/ssc for details on the admissions process, financial aid, and class registration.

International Services

International students should contact +1-626-812-3055 or [email protected], and visit apu.edu/international/.

  • Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  
  • The School of Business and Management receives accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Senior Adjunct Professor, School of Business and Management

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2024-25 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change. View Tuition tab above.

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