12 months
1142 USD/credit 34260 USD/year
1142 USD/credit 34260 USD/year
1142 USD/credit 34260 USD/year
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Prepare to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Master of Accountancy from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. This accredited full-time cohort program, designed for individuals seeking CPA designation, can be completed in three semesters.


Graduates leave the Accountancy program from Temple University equipped for rewarding careers in public accounting and other accounting-related positions, having deepened their industry knowledge, sharpened their communication skills, and developed the ability to conduct and analyze research.

Solidify your classroom knowledge and gain the tools to become a successful CPA within one year. Temple’s Master of Accountancy incorporates CPA exam review courses as well as time to sit for the exam. Each semester features content directly aligned with one or more parts of the CPA exam, and all 30 credit hours earned in the program count toward CPA licensure requirements.

The MAcc program delivers a curriculum that challenges and motivates high-performing students with courses geared toward career results. Award-winning faculty build on undergraduate accounting coursework while delving into advanced accounting topics in auditing and taxation. The Fox Master of Accountancy curriculum emphasizes

  • business acumen,
  • critical and analytical skills,
  • ethics and integrity standards, and
  • industry expertise.


Most MAcc students share a common goal as they strive for job placement with one of the Big Four, national or regional accounting firms. Fox faculty members have strong recruitment relationships across the country and region including with the Big Four accounting firms. This vital network expands student opportunities, guides MAcc students to CPA status during or after they complete the program, and helps them connect to the right job upon graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Decision Making Using Accounting Information
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  •  Taxes & Business Strategy
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting in Decision Making.
  • Proseminar in Accounting
  • Directed Study in Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 Letters of Reference from Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must have completed the undergraduate accounting courses (or equivalent) identified below before undertaking M.Acc. coursework.
  • Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the online application portal.
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1142 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1142 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    34260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1142 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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