Master of Accounting

Choose the KU MAcc.

Earning a Master of Accounting not only expands your education and job options; it amplifies earning potential and career advancement. On average, more than 90 percent of our MAcc graduates secure a job by graduation.

Full-time program

The University of Kansas Master of Accounting (MAcc) program welcomes students from varied backgrounds — from psychology to environmental geology — who are looking to enhance their professional options. The opportunities for accounting professionals are diverse and limitless.

Our unique 10-week spring semester and integrated CPA examination review program provides students the opportunity to earn their CPA credentials before they start to work.

MAcc faculty consistently win prestigious awards for their research and teaching. The faculty’s commitment to research not only means students are learning the most current information — they’re learning from the researchers who’ve created it. Faculty have received numerous teaching awards given by the School of Business and the University, reflecting their dedication to teaching.

Small class sizes facilitate an interactive, discussion-oriented classroom experience. Although the majority follow a traditional in-class model, limited online and hybrid classes provide flexibility and convenience to student schedules.

Application deadline

  • March 1, 2024 (for summer and fall 2024 applicants)


The KU difference

  • Our Master of Accounting program averages more than 90% placement by graduation, and it allows you to meet CPA education requirement in only one year.

Gain a competitive edge

of MAcc graduates secure a job by graduation (2022-23 data)
Average starting salary of KU MAcc graduates (2022-23 data)
in the U.S. among large programs for graduates’ first-time CPA exam pass rate
among collegiate accounting programs for the CPA Success Index

Meet some of our alumni

Luke Kennedy, 2022 MAcc graduate

Recent grad selected for FASB assistantship

2022 grad Luke Kennedy is the first KU student to be selected for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Justin Coleman, a 2023 Master of Accounting graduate

2023 Grad Spotlight: Justin Coleman

When a high school friend asked Justin Coleman to visit the University of Kansas with him, the O’Fallon, Illinois, native didn’t know the opportunities that would soon come his way.
Adison Balderston

MAcc graduate finds balance between accounting, CrossFit careers

When Adison Balderston was graduating from the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program in spring 2022, she knew she wanted to find a job that provided balance.

Meet the MAcc team

Contact the MAcc office

4155 Capitol Federal Hall
KU School of Business
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence , Kansas 66045