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Master of Accountancy

Earn your MAcc in-person or online at UWF. Coursework is designed to prepare you for the CPA Exam. We are third in the nation for CPA first-time pass rates.

Nicole Heineken

“I am honestly amazed at how well my education at UWF has prepared me for both the CPA exam and a career in the accounting field.”

 —Nicole Heineken, CPA, MAcc Graduate 

The Master of Accountancy degree at UWF is a nationally ranked program that is designed to prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant examination. Our methods are successful. In 2016, UWF had the highest CPA first-time pass rate of all public universities in the state of Florida, and the third highest in the nation!

The MAcc degree requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) to complete, exclusive of Foundational Proficiencies. The core courses provide advanced work in the areas of governmental, financial and managerial accounting, contemporary professional issues, auditing, tax, and financial management. A strong emphasis on the development of analytic and communication skills are evident in the courses. Additional specialization in professional accountancy and taxation is available.

Richard Fountain
Mr. Richard Fountain, Chair

Admission shall be granted to individuals who show high potential for success in postgraduate studies based on academic achievement as an upper-division undergraduate student (minimum 3.0 GPA) and performance on on an approved Graduate Admissions Test (minimum GMAT score of 450 or GRE equivalent). Additional consideration will be given to the applicant's application based on a letter of intent and positive professional and academic letters of reference.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*

  • Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
  • Submission of official transcripts 
    *International students may have additional requirements.


Accredited by AACSB International

We are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

Program Contact

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor in the Department of Accounting and Finance, please feel free to contact us by e-mail (, or by phone (850-474-2717). To be better prepared to speak with the advisor, please print out and review the degree plan in which you are interesting in pursuing.

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