The MAcc is designed for the student who is seeking the CPA designation and a career in either public or private accounting. Our MAcc curriculum builds upon accounting undergraduate work and is focused on advanced-level topics.
Yes, college and university accounting majors can meet the new 150-hour requirement by completing the Fox MAcc in addition to their undergraduate degree in accounting. The MAcc program provides 30 credit hours in graduate accounting and related courses.
The Fox School MAcc is a one-year, three consecutive semester program commencing in the fall and ending at the completion of the summer semester.
Yes. The MAcc program commences each year during the fall semester.
No, the MAcc program is a full-time cohort program.
One year from the program start date.
Visit this page for tuition and fee details for the current academic year. The fees are subject to change in future academic years.
Classes are generally held on Temple University’s Main Campus located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All classes will be held in Alter Hall in classrooms exclusively designed and designated for graduate students.
Admission and Application Information
All applicants to the MAcc program must hold a bachelor’s degree, regardless of undergraduate major, from an accredited college or university. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or better is required for consideration.
An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree are required to complete six(6) specific prerequisite undergraduate accounting courses (or equivalent) with a grade of B- or higher PRIOR to starting in the MAcc program. Final acceptance to the program is conditional upon satisfying the prerequisites noted below:
- Financial Accounting
- Cost Accounting
- Intermediate I
- Intermediate II
- Federal Taxes on Income
Your application will be evaluated by the committee when at least three (3) of the six (6) prerequisite accounting courses are completed and all other application requirements have been satisfied. Applicants who do not have the prerequisite accounting courses (or equivalents) will not be considered for admission to the MAcc program. All applicants to the MAcc program must hold a bachelor’s degree, regardless of undergraduate major, from an accredited college or university. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or better is required for consideration.
Undergraduate accounting majors can apply at the end of their junior year or the completion of 90 semester hours (e.g. apply August 2020 for the September 2021 MAcc Program). Applicants should have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA with a minimum 3.0 GPA in accounting.
You can take the prerequisite accounting courses at the Fox School of Business as a non-matriculated student. Non-matriculated students are restricted to taking courses on a part-time basis (11 credits or less per semester, seven (7) or fewer credits per summer session). For more information about registering for accounting courses on a non-matriculated basis, contact the Continuing Studies department to arrange for an appointment with an advisor. Students interesting in taking courses at Temple University must receive advanced approval from the MAcc program director.
- Complete the Online Application for Non-Degree Students
- Copies of ALL college course work completed must be uploaded as part of your Online Application. These can be unofficial copies. If you only went tot Temple, we will not need those transcripts.
- You must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
The Fox School of Business launched an online BBA program. Many of the MAcc program prerequisite accounting courses are available online during specific semesters. Students interested in taking the online courses must receive advanced approval from the MAcc program director.
All applicants should have acceptable scores on either the GMAT or GRE, consisting of scores at or above the 70th percentile.
Unless your degree is from an English language university in a country where English is the native language, you will need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores must have been taken within the last two years. Minimum scores are as follows:
Applicants may substitute the IELTS for the TOEFL with a comparable minimum score of 7.5 or better.
We begin to accept applications for the fall semester commencing in August of the prior year (e.g. August 2019 for Fall 2020). Decisions are made by the committee on a rolling basis.
- December 15 – Early Decision Deadline
- March 1 – Preferred Deadline and International Deadline
- June 30 – Final Deadline
- November 1 – Priority Merit-Based Scholarship Deadline for Temple Students
- December 10 – Priority Merit-Based Scholarship Deadline for all other applicants
- April 15 – Need-Based Scholarship Deadline
Admitted students who demonstrate financial need as well as academic achievement may qualify for need-based scholarships. To apply, complete the simple MAcc Need-Based Scholarship Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15.
Applicants can apply at apply online and submit the following to be considered:
- A completed application
- Official GMAT/GRE test scores taken within the last five years
- Certified official transcripts or mark sheets in English from every post-high school academic institution attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- A required essay on your professional plans and goals
- Application fee of $60 (non-refundable)
- TOEFL scores (if necessary, and taken within the last two years)
See the MAcc page for additional information
There is always an advantage to submitting your application early. Each year we establish a target class size and accept students on a rolling basis. Applying early allows you to be considered among the first applicants for candidacy at the Fox School of Business.
If you recently graduated or are about to graduate from Temple University, there is no need to provide an official transcript. Our Graduate admissions office can obtain your transcript from the Temple University database.
Preferred recommendation letters should be written by faculty who can assess your academic performance and professional references (employers) who know you well and can attest to the your leadership ability.
- Electronic recommendation submission (Recommended) – Please provide your reference’s name and email address in the Application Portal, and our system will automatically generate and email a PDF recommendation form to the address provided. This form may then be submitted through our electronic system or via email.
- Traditional mail recommendation submission – Your references may choose to submit a traditional letter of recommendation by post. This should be mailed in a sealed envelope to the below address:
- Graduate Admissions
1801 Liacouras Walk
701 Alter Hall (006-22)
Philadelphia, PA 19122Once we receive the recommendation, it becomes the property of Temple University and will not be returned.
- Graduate Admissions
The application fee is $60.00 U.S. and should be made payable to Temple University. The application fee is non-refundable.
A personal interview may be requested to make a decision on your application. If you are not asked to participate in a personal interview, do not view this as a negative indication towards your application.
The required essay on your professional plans and goals should answer the following four (4) questions:
- What past experiences prepared or motivated you to pursue a MAcc degree?
- How would you expect to change over the course of the program?
- What personal and professional values and skills do you hope to acquire beyond the academic content?
- How will obtaining the MAcc help you achieve your career goals?
The MAcc program does not require prior work experience. We do require a professional resume listing your prior work experience/internships.
Once we have received all of the required materials your file will forwarded to the MAcc admissions committee for review. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Once a decision has been reached, it will be posted online for you to view immediately. A letter will also be sent to your email address.
Application deadlines for international applicants are the same as for full-time applicants. As part of our admissions process, the Graduate Admissions office of the Fox School of Business and Management will submit your academic credentials to our Graduate School for GPA evaluation only if your application form, official transcripts/yearly mark sheets, and official TOEFL scores, if necessary, are postmarked to this office by the deadlines. Please note that a credential evaluation done internally can take approximately one month. If you will be using the credential evaluation service offered by Temple University, please allow for additional processing time.
Yes, there are several graduate housing options available. You must apply through University Housing. University Housing offers many options for single students and a limited selection for those students with a family.
For more information on housing fees and details, visit Graduate Housing:
No. Housing is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to apply immediately after your post-acceptance deposit. Family housing is awarded on a limited basis and accommodates those that have a spouse and one child, just a spouse, or just a child.
Visit Off Campus Services for off-campus housing options. The University posts listings for apartment and home rentals to assist you in finding the best living options during your time at Temple. You can also search independently. Cost of off-campus housing is not included in your tuition bill.