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Master of Professional Accountancy for Professionals

Graduate Programs

This online and online-interactive curriculum is designed for experienced, working professionals interested in obtaining the courses required to sit for the CPA exam.

Accountancy Pathway to CPA

The Master of Professional Accountancy for Professionals program is ideal for those who hold a bachelor’s degree, are already two or more years into their careers, and know what direction they want their career to take. This is why the online delivery is crucial, allowing students to stay where they are while moving ahead.

Master of Professional Accountancy, forensic accounting and analytics certificate and CPA eligibility

The 30-hour program results in a Master of Professional Accountancy, a certificate in forensic accounting and analytics, and qualification to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in the state of Texas, with no degree in accounting required to enroll.


The coursework includes topics such as advanced accounting, auditing, accounting research, regulation, analysis, communications and ethics. In addition to the MPA, and eligibility to sit for the CPA, the accompanying certification in forensic accounting and analytics enables graduates to identify fraudulent activities and understand the laws associated with fraud. 

To view a suggested semester by semester sequence of the courses you'll need to take, view the program's degree major academic planner.

Ready to apply?

To enroll in the program, applicants need to apply to the SFA Graduate School at Additionally, applicants are required to submit a professional resume to Dr. Nikki Shoemaker at that details their work history and associated job duties. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher and a minimum of two years of professional work experience will receive clear admission into the program.


Schlief School of Accountancy
Fax: 936.468.1482
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Physical Address:
McGee Business Building
Suite 292

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13005, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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