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Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy (M.ACC.) program at Saint Martin's provides students with professional knowledge of complex topics in accounting, tax, audit, business, and ethics. Courses will emphasize understanding and application of accounting principles and theories, incorporate professional ethics and support professional certification.

Why Saint Martin's University?

  • The program operates year-round
  • The program consists of 30 semester credits and can be completed in 12 months by taking two (2) courses per term
  • All classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working students
  • Identify and research accounting principles and theories
  • Critically analyze and interpret accounting data
  • Become proficient in using accounting tools to make business decisions
  • Present information in professional written and oral communications

Federal aid & graduate assistantships

Federal aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the USA. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct loans. 

For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit

Graduate assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of the Provost for more information.

Rolling admission and priority deadlines 

The M.ACC. program operates on a five-term-per-year schedule. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, to receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships, applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of the desired session.

Priority deadlines for applications

Students can start the program in fall, spring or summer. The following are priority deadlines for application for each of the five starting terms.

  • Fall 10 (August – October) -- July 15
  • Fall 11 (October – December) -- September 1
  • Spring 10 (January – March) -- December 1
  • Spring 11 (March – May) -- February 1
  • Summer (May – August) -- April 15

Master of Accountancy Requirements

The program consists of 30 semester credits and can be completed in 12 months by taking two (2) courses per term. The official, most up-to-date class offerings can be found by using Self-Service or the Graduate Academic Catalog. For significant term dates refer to the Academic Calendar.

  • 0-15 credit hours of prerequisite courses
  • 12 credit hours of Accounting CORE requirements
  • 6 credit hours of Accounting elective courses
  • 6 credit hours of MBA requirements
  • 6 credit hours of MBA elective courses

Master of Accountancy at a Glance

Master (4+1)
Program Type
4+1 Accelerated
Master’s Degree
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
School of Business
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4+1 degree

Saint Martin's University has created an academic program specifically for undergraduate accounting students who want to continue their education and complete a Master of Accountancy (M.ACC.) degree in one additional year.

Get to know the M.ACC. program

Learn about the M.ACC. program from a student, who shares her experience in this video.

Alumnus Aman Lidder

Saint Martin’s Creates Enhanced Career Paths for Students in Master of Accountancy Program

Alumnus Aman Lidder is busy putting his Master of Accountancy degree to great use in working at a local accounting and tax firm, supporting his family’s business and creating a new nonprofit. At the same time, he is preparing to take the CPA exam because the program satisfies the 150 college credits required to qualify for licensure.

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ACBSP accreditation

Saint Martin's University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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ACFE membership

Saint Martin's School of Business is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's Anti-Fraud Education Partnership.

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Institute of Internal Auditors partnership

The Nisqually Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors partners with Saint Martin's in support of the Internal Audit & Risk Management Certificate program.

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