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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Accounting

The MACY degree incorporates six required theoretical and applied courses to prepare students for a career as a professional accountant. Four elective courses allow students to further tailor their program to an area of interest.

UTSA’s diverse student experience offers valuable perspectives that connect academic learning to life outside the classroom. With a constant demand for well-trained and certified accountants in both the private and public sectors, a master’s degree has become a required credential for entry into the public accounting profession.

Flexible Entry

The Master of Accountancy (MACY) degree is designed to accommodate applicants with a degree in any field. Applicants must either complete the equivalent of a B.B.A. degree in accounting from an accredited institution or they may be required to take or test out of leveling courses if they have undergraduate curriculum deficiencies. More information can be found here.

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Interested in learning more about UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business Master of Accountancy program? Register to attend an upcoming Information Session where you’ll have the opportunity to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions.

MACY Program Accreditation by AACSB

Program Accreditation

The Master of Accountancy program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB’s supplemental accounting accreditation signifies a business school’s commitment to strategic management, learner success, thought leadership, and societal impact.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Accountancy (MACY)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  GMAT 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: Not required
  English Language Proficiency 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
  Purpose Statement Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Accountancy (MACY)
Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Summer 2024 March 1 April 1 April 15
Fall 2024 Not Available June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 Not Available November 1 December 1
Summer 2025 Not Available March 1 May 1

Funding Opportunities

Resources Assistantships

Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


The tuition cost and related fees indicated below will vary by semester, number of courses taken, residency status and enrollment level (full-time or part-time). The table below is based on the 2023-2024 graduate student fee schedule. For the current fee schedule, reference: utsa.edu/financialaffairs/services/fiscal-services/tuition-fees

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $1,772.07 $407.10 $150 $2,329.17
6 hours $3,101.67 $814.20 $150 $4,065.87
9 hours $4,473.27 $1,221.30 $150 $5,844.57
12 hours $5,844.87 $1,628.40 $150 $7,623.27
15 hours $6,977.07 $2,035.50 $150 $9,162.57

1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance

 

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Non-Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3, 4 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $4,863.63 $407.10 >$150 $5,420.73
6 hours $9,284.79 $814.20 $150 $10,248.99
9 hours $13,747.95 $1,221.30 $150 $15,119.25
12 hours $18,211.11 $1,628.40 $150 $19,989.51
15 hours $22,434.87 $2,035.50 $150 $24,620.37

 1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance

4International students are assessed an additional $125 per semester

The Majority of UTSA’s MACY students are employed full-time while pursuing their graduate degrees. To meet the needs of these busy professionals, classes are offered during the evenings. Special scheduling of courses during spring semesters allows MACY students to complete internships and also maintain full-time graduate status.

Leslie Brilliant, UTSA Senior Program Manager, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Senior Program Manager

Leslie Brilliant

210-458-7301

Graduate.Business@utsa.edu