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General Questions

Yes, Gonzaga's M.Acc program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which is the most rigorous accreditation body in business education. Only 5% of business programs worldwide receive this distinction. Even fewer have a separate accounting accreditation, a distinct group Gonzaga is among.

Gonzaga University is also accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
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See our How to Apply page for more details.

No, a GMAT or other entrance exam is not required.
You can transfer up to 6 credits from another college or university pending faculty approval.

Gonzaga University undergraduates have the option to start their graduate education during their senior year.

Students can take 9 graduate credits while an undergraduate and the cost is billed at undergraduate tuition rates, offering a potential savings of over $9,000.

Whitworth accounting students can take 6 graduate credits while an undergraduate and will be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate, offering a potential savings of $6,000.

Gonzaga undergraduate students taking advantage of this opportunity will not be eligible for the Alumni Graduate Education Scholarship.

You can learn more about our accelerated option here.

Yes, Gonzaga offers a dual degree with our Juris Doctor. You can learn more about our dual degree opportunities here.

As a Gonzaga student, you are well connected with resources to support you.

Whether it is academic, career or emotional support, Gonzaga is here to help in any capacity. 

Here are some of the resources that may be offered to you:


Jesuits have been educating people since 1540. Gonzaga was founded in 1887 and continues to pursue a mission of educating leaders with the capacity for reflective and critical thought.

Gonzaga's master's programs offer you the opportunity to pursue a degree that strives to educate the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Employers consistently indicate this approach distinguishes Gonzaga candidates from others. Our graduates not only do, they think.

The Course Experience

The program is designed to be completed in 2 semesters, but you can take up to five years to finish.
The M.Acc program is primarily an in-person on-campus program.

While many of the classes are in the later afternoons, there are some courses that are only taught during the day.

We do have students who work full-time but have flexibility in their jobs.

Some classes or course sessions may be offered remotely via Zoom on occasion.

No, you do not need a master’s degree to sit for the CPA exam, however Gonzaga’s M.Acc program prepares you for success when taking the exam.

Our graduates have a 82.4% first-time CPA pass rate.

All jurisdictions currently require CPA candidates to obtain 150 semester credit hours of acceptable educational preparation.

More information is available from state boards of accountancy.

The M.Acc program prepares you for a career at a CPA firm, with a focus on auditing, risk assurance, business advisory roles or consulting.

The MS.Tax program prepares you for a tax advising career in a CPA firm, industry, or government.

You can learn more about the differences between the programs by clicking on our Compare our Programs page.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition is $1,115 a credit.

The M.Acc program is 30 credits.
Yes, Gonzaga offers a new student scholarship every semester funds permitting.

Gonzaga students have historically been the most successful applicants for the Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship. We strongly encourage you to apply.

You can also find more information about scholarships on our Tuition and Financing page.
There are multiple ways to pay for your M.Acc including Federal Financial Aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement and payment plans. 

You can find more options on our Tuition and Financing page.