Master of Accountancy

The MAcc program, offered by the AACSB-accredited Department of Accounting at the College of Business, develops strong technical and professional accounting skills considerably beyond the introductory courses presented to undergraduates. Students completing the program receive a well-rounded business education. In addition to graduate accounting courses, students are exposed to basic courses in the functional area of business. The MAcc program emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the business community, including teamwork, leadership and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • What can I do with a Master in Accountancy Degree?

    This program is designed to be a terminal degree for those looking to pursue a career in private or public sector after program completion and Certified Public Accounting certification. Students completing the program develop strong technical and accounting skills and are exposed to state-of-the-art tools and techniques preparing them for careers involving auditing, financial reporting, and taxation. Students who complete the MAcc program may typically begin careers as public, corporate or government CPAs or financial analysts.

  • Is funding available?

    The MAcc program offers a very limited amount of assistantships. If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, please contact the program director for more information. The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is available to meet with any students needing information on federal- and state-based financial aid programs. For additional information on funding for graduate students, learn what funding is available through the Graduate School, as well as external funding opportunities.

  • How do I apply?

    To be considered for Fall semester, all materials must be received by February 1 for early admission or April 15 for late admission.

    To be considered for Spring semester, application materials must be received by October 1 for early admission or November 15 for late admission. 

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Learn about the criteria for both the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School and the ACC & IS Department MAcc program. 


Learn about the required courses for the Master in Accountancy Program.


Understand the cost of the MAcc program and the funding opportunities available.

Master of Accountancy Program Handbook

Discover resources for students pursuing the Master of Accountancy degree, including degree requirements, timelines, assistantships and more.