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Master of Accounting

The Drake University Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) equips students to achieve professional goals and provides the requisite knowledge to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

This well-rounded accounting graduate program is customizable with electives that fit your career interest and is designed for students with prior business education and experience as well as students without an accounting background. Evening courses provide flexible scheduling for working professionals to complete your M.Acc. degree in as little as two years, attending part-time.


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Drake M.Acc. graduates had pass rates of 90.9% (first time pass within one year of graduation) and ranked 3rd for mid-sized programs according to the 2017 CPA results.


The accomplishment rate for graduate degree recipients within the College of Business & Public Administration is 97.5%


Drake’s M.Acc. program is taught by expert faculty who are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners.

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“The Master of Accounting program at Drake is one of the most valuable investments I have made in my career. I appreciate that the content challenged me and how each course featured meaningful interaction with excellent faculty and fellow students. This not only readied me for the CPA exam, it gave me a leg up as I entered the profession.”
—Tim Heaston, BS’05, GR'06