The M.Acc. degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate coursework, including at least 24 graduate accounting credits and six graduate business credits. At least 18 graduate accounting credits must be earned at Samford University. Students must have a cumulative Samford graduate GPA of 3.00 or better in order to graduate.
Upon completion of the program, students will meet the State of Alabama’s education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. The following undergraduate courses, or their equivalents, must be completed prior to beginning graduate work: ACCT 211 , ACCT 212 , ACCT 310 , ACCT 311 , ACCT 312 , ACCT 313 , ACCT 420 , ACCT 470 ; BUSA 252 , and BUSA 454 . Additionally, students may be required to take up to 19 credits of non-accounting business courses before beginning the M.Acc. program. See the Pre-MAcc portion of our website and the undergraduate business course listings for more information.