University of the Pacific

Master On Campus
24 months
11152 USD/year
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You are an individual and have your own goals and career pathway in accounting in mind. The Master of Accounting from University of the Pacific is flexible and dependent on your background and goals we can create a customized plan of study for you. For most students, it typically takes 9-24 months to prepare themselves for a career in public or private accounting.


For those with an accounting degree, a nine-month, 30-unit MAcc Program for early-career accounting professionals or recent graduates exists. 

This Master of Accounting from University of the Pacific prepares individuals to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant under California's new accounting education rules. In addition to advanced courses in financial accounting, auditing, federal income tax, financial statement analysis, and accounting research techniques, the program includes seven units of ethics-related coursework, including a course on Ethics for the Professional Accountant. 

To enhance the management potential of its graduates, the program also requires courses in leadership, negotiation, and corporate social responsibility.

Educational Opportunity

Students who have earned a Bachelor of Accounting or its equivalent can complete the Master of Accounting in two semesters as long as they meet the prerequisites of two semesters of intermediate accounting, one semester of tax accounting, and one semester of auditing.   

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Professional Accounting Ethics
  • Professional Accounting Research Methods and Topics
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Negotiations
  • Leadership 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: Fall Priority Date: JANUARY 15
  • Round 2: Fall On-time: MARCH 1
  • Round 3: Fall Late: JUNE 1 




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed GradCAS application
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommended, but not required)
  • One to two years of work experience (preferred, but not required)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (to GradCAS Processing Center)
  • An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) Score
  • International applicants should closely review the International Student Checklist page for additional document and testing requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11152 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11152 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

$ 11152 - $ 22762


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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