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The Graduate School




The increasingly complex nature of the accounting and controllership functions, as well as the growing responsibilities of the accountant, make graduate study desirable. The Coggin College of Business provides a professionally oriented Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree which enables career advancement in the accounting profession and the additional accounting coursework necessary to take the uniform CPA examination under Florida's accountancy law. The objective of the curriculum leading to the MAcc degree is to provide the necessary advanced study for those seeking careers in professional accounting as controllers and accounting executives in industry and government, or as independent certified public accountants.

The MAcc program at UNF places utmost importance on reflecting accounting as a modern profession, and the accountant as a modern professional. Emphasis is given to how accountants relate theory to current problems, and how accountants communicate such information to the various users of accounting data.

The program is designed to allow those who possess a recent baccalaureate degree from an AACSB accredited college, with an accounting major or its equivalent, to complete the MAcc in three semesters. Those who possess a baccalaureate degree in business administration or in some other discipline will be required to take foundation courses to remove any deficiencies.

In accounting, fewer than 170 institutions have achieved AACSB accreditation at various degree levels.

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The Accountancy program offers an optional concentration in:

  • Taxation

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

The MAcc program is one of the largest graduate programs at UNF.
Therefore, applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications
well before the established deadline for each term to ensure advising
opportunity, registration guidance, and course availability.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. David Jaeger
Chair/Associate Professor
Building 42, Room 3013

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Resume
    • Meet one of the criteria below:
      1. Applicants with an earned bachelor's in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours, may be admitted directly into the MAcc program without having to take the GRE or GMAT exams
      2. Applicants not qualifying for admission as defined in the first option may be admitted based upon a composite score consisting of an index formula that includes both the last 60 undergraduate hours GPA, and test score (taken within the last 5 years) from either the GRE (minimum of 300 required) or GMAT (minimum of 470 required)
        • The appropriate formulaic score for admission is as follows:
          • GMAT: (200 x GPA) + GMAT total score = 1070 or higher
          • GRE: (200 x GPA) + GRE total score = 900 or higher