Skill Up with Two Degrees in Accounting in Just 4.5 Years

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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With USD’s combined bachelor’s and master’s accounting degree program, you can take master's of accountancy (MACC) or master's of taxation (MTAX) courses as early as the summer following your junior year and at a reduced cost.

“Accounting is one of the few professions that is 'recession-proof,'” says Diane Pattison, academic director of graduate accountancy programs at USD. “As one of the top 5 percent accounting programs in the U.S. according to College Factual, you will graduate with the skills to become a tax, auditing or advisory services professional providing an essential service to businesses.”

Students in the combined programs may receive up to 12 units to double count toward both the BACC undergraduate and MACC or MTAX graduate degrees, a savings of $18,780 in graduate tuition. There is a tuition break when these courses are taken during the fall or spring semesters and can be included in the 12-18 undergraduate unit tuition structure. 

Students are eligible for graduate scholarships and graduate assistantships for additional savings. 

Undergraduate students interested in meeting the 150-hour CPA requirement are strongly encouraged to consider the combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program.

The program is 10-12 months long. 

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, or its equivalent, is required. The GMAT will be waived. For additional requirements and application information, go to or contact us at 


Renata Ramirez
(619) 260-4658