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Master of Accountancy (MACC)

Director of MAcc: Dr. Taylor Joo

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program provides a fifth year of accounting education that prepares graduates for careers in professional accounting and in other business disciplines. As a master’s student, you will not only develop advanced knowledge in the field of accounting, but you will also develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills that will set you apart from your peers.

The MAcc program provides an advanced business education that offers a number of unique features and benefits:

  • Competency-based curriculum: Through a combination of core and elective courses, students have the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in financial statement analysis, public policy, and auditing.
  • A focus on developing personal skills: The MAcc program challenges students to improve their leadership, communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills.
  • CPA preparation: The MAcc program offers a three-credit-hour CPA review course that gives students high-quality exam preparation.
  • Career opportunities: The MAcc program connects students with accounting professionals through both events and internships.

Prerequisites: The MAcc program is primarily designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting from a U.S. AACSB accredited program. Exceptional candidates from other disciplines, however, may be considered for admission after successfully completing the required accounting prerequisites from a U.S. AACSB accredited program.

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CPA Licensure Requirements

Requirements to become a CPA are determined by the Board of Accountancy in the state in which you wish to become licensed in. All states require 150 credit hours for licensure. Therefore, a Bachelor of Accountancy does not meet the educational requirements to become a CPA. However, the additional coursework can be completed in the New Mexico State University Master of Accountancy. Some states, such as New Mexico allow applicants to take the CPA exam before completing the 150 hours required to be licensed.

CPA requirements for all states:

NM CPA requirements:

NM CPA Exam requirements:

Contact Information
Business Complex
Room 232
Phone: 575.646.4901
Admin: Lucy Soliz
Mailing Address
College of Business
Accounting and IS
ATTN: Individual’s name
MSC 3DH, PO Box 30001
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Shipping Address
College of Business
Accounting and IS
Business Complex, Room 232
1320 East University Ave.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001