Integrated MAcc Program

Coursework for the Integrated MAcc Program begins in the fall semester of the junior year. Graduation occurs after the fifth year with students earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting simultaneously.

Smeal’s Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate MAcc Program provides the education necessary to be licensed as a CPA after five years of study at Penn State. The program is a good fit for highly-motivated students who know as of their second year that they want to pursue a career in public accounting and earn a CPA upon graduating.

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Coursework for the Integrated MAcc Program begins in the fall semester of the third year. Graduation occurs during the fifth year, at which time students simultaneously earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting.

Penn State students in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) who have been accepted, or will be accepted to the Accounting major at the end of the spring semester of their second year may apply to the Integrated MAcc Program during the application period. The admission process is competitive, and the class size is limited.

Key Benefits

  • Students take a combination of undergraduate and graduate coursework during the fourth and fifth year of the program. Seamlessly earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five academic years while satisfying the 150-credit-hour requirement.  In fact, most students complete the program in "9-tuition paying semesters," with a professional internship during the program of study.
  • Enroll in course sections reserved for students in the Integrated MAcc Program.
  • Pursue a paid internship during the spring semester of the fourth year. Internships usually lead to full-time job offers.
  • Consult with a dedicated MAcc Program academic adviser about course selections and career choices.
  • Access the broad and deep pool of recruiters who annually visit Smeal to hire new talent.

Please refer to the Admissions page to apply to the Integrated MAcc program.

 

Students who have already completed their undergraduate degree or whose undergraduate degree is nearly completed should consider applying to the One-Year MAcc Program.

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