Four Year Professional Program

BSBA/MSACC Professional Degree Program

Gatton's innovative Four Year Professional BSBA/MSACC Program degree allows students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting, complete a professional internship in accounting, and pass the CPA exam within four years.

Students will earn their BSBA undergraduate degree within three years by attending summer classes and will complete a professional accounting internship during the spring semester of the third year. During the fourth year of study, students will complete the MSACC degree and sit for the CPA exam in conjunction with the graduate coursework.

Admission Guidelines

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be accepted into the Four Year Professional BSBA/MSAC Program:

  • Minimum ACT Score: 26
  • Minimum High School GPA: 3.6 un-weighted
  • Minimum AP Credits: 6 (Candidates can also take CLEP exams for additional undergraduate credit

Students in the program must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.4 at UK and earn no grade lower than a B in each accounting course taken. If a candidate does not maintain at least a 3.4 GPA, he or she will have one semester to bring the overall GPA back up to a 3.4 or be dismissed from the scholars program.

Candidates are exempted from taking the GMAT exam for admission into the MSACC program.

Students in the program are required to join Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) once they meet the eligibility criteria. BAP is an honors fraternity in accounting which sponsors many community service events, and meetings with national, regional and local firms. Click here to learn more about Beat Alpha Psi.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Credit and Accounting Course Allocation Over 4 Years Assuming 6 AP Credits

Fall Spring Summer Total
First Year
Total Credits 18 18 9 45
Accounting Courses Included ACC 201 ACC 202
Second Year
Total Credits 15 18 9 42
Accounting Courses Included ACC 301
& ACC 324
ACC 302
& ACC 407
ACC 418
Third Year
Total Credits 18 4 6 28
Accounting Courses Included ACC 403
& ACC 590
ACC 555
& Internship
AP Credits 6
Total Undergraduate Credits 121
Fourth Year
MSACC Program 15 12 3 30
Total Credits for CPA Licensure


Application Process

More details may be obtained from the Von Allmen School of Accountancy at the address below:

John Smigla, MSACC Director
Von Allmen School of Accountancy
435A Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034

Policy Changes

All statements made here are announcements of present policy only and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.