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Master of Accounting

Master of Accounting

The LCU School of Business offers a fast-track program for business students to receive their Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Accounting in just five years, saving students both time and money. The Master of Accounting program can also be completed as a stand-alone program for those wishing to complete a graduate degree in accounting. 

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a 30-hour graduate program that will prepare students for their callings in the field of accounting and to successfully complete the Uniform CPA Exam, fully prepared for lives of Christian service and leadership.

What Students Are Saying

“My goal is not to be a business person who just so happens to be a Christian, but a Christian who just so happens to be in business. I want to be able to incorporate a passion for Christ into my love for business.”
     – Allison Scott, Junior soccer athlete

“There’s a noticeable difference between Lubbock Christian University and other universities. It has become clear to me that other universities may have offered what I wanted, but didn’t offer what I needed.”
    – Jeremy Nuttall, Senior transfer student

CPA Exam Cram Courses

Lubbock Christian University’s Accounting Department offers Cram Courses for individual sections of the CPA Exam, taught by LCU accounting professor and CPA, Dr. Laci Richardson.

These two-day cram courses take place on Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and are held in the Christa Dobbs Center for Business, Rhodes Lecture Hall #104. Participants may choose to attend in person or live virtually.

Course costs are $300 for LCU alumni or $500 for others, and includes a boxed lunch on Saturday. 

Requirements & Tips for Participants

  • Participants must have access to Becker CPA Exam Review course (if you need to purchase this, contact Dr. Richardson for information on purchasing at a discounted rate through LCU’s license with Becker).
  • If you have previously taken the exam section, please email your diagnostic report to laci.richardson@lcu.edu.
  • Take at least one of the Becker simulated exams for the exam section.
  • The cram course is most productive if you have already been studying for the exam section and are within a few weeks of sitting for the exam section.
  • More instructions about what to bring and directions to the location of the course will be sent by email after registration.

In order to be considered for admission to the MAcc program, students must:

  • Complete a graduate application the semester before their first graduate course,
  • Be a current LCU student, having successfully completed 60 semester credit hours, or submit an official transcript indicating a baccalaureate degree completion in an accredited program of study. (Students without an undergraduate business degree may need additional business courses to meet the CPA requirements in Texas.),
  • Demonstrate successful completion of the following ten undergraduate accounting courses or accepted equivalent courses:
    • ACC 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 
    • ACC 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    • ACC 3301 Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACC 3302 Intermediate Accounting II
    • ACC 3303 Cost Accounting
    • ACC 3305 Special Problems in Accounting
    • ACC 3320 Business Ethics for Accountants
    • ACC 4305 Income Tax I
    • ACC 4308 Auditing
    • ACC 4310 Accounting Systems,
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better on their baccalaureate degree or on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (one academic, one personal).

Tuition for the MAcc program is $765 per credit hour.  For current LCU students, six credit hours of graduate coursework can be taken during a student’s undergraduate semesters. These six credit hours are included in the undergraduate block tuition rates charged by LCU, so there is no extra tuition fee.

There is also an additional course fee of $2,000 for courses ACC 5002 and ACC 5006, which covers the discounted Becker CPA Exam Review Materials, which would cost $2,800 if the students purchased that on their own.

Scholarships are available for the graduate semesters, as well as graduate assistantships. Applications for scholarships or assistantships can be completed after acceptance into the MAcc program.

See Degree Plan Details!

Visit the University Catalog here to view this and other courses making up business degree plans.

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