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Cynthia Firey Eakin, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Weber Hall Suite 208
Stockton, CA 95211

Master of Accounting

You are an individual and have your own goals and career pathway in accounting in mind. The Master of Accounting is flexible and dependent on your background and goals we can create a customized plan of study and pathway 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 MAcc pathway prepares individuals to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. 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.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting are also eligible for admission into the Master of Accounting. For many, certain prerequisite courses will be required in addition to the Master of Accounting requirements. Depending on your pathway, it may take up to two years to earn the Master of Accounting degree and meet the California education requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. Please contact Associate Dean Cynthia Eakin at to discuss your situation.

Master of Accounting Application Process 

Your completed application portfolio must be submitted before the Admissions Committee can render a final decision on your application. The required forms and documents include:

  • A completed GradCAS application for Master of Accounting admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommended)
  • A current resume

Please see the Eberhardt MAcc Admission page for key steps and additional details on supporting documents required.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. You will be notified when a decision regarding your application has been made.