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The stand-alone Master of Professional Accountancy program is open to all students holding a bachelor’s degree without regard to major.

To be admitted to graduate status as an accounting major, you must complete preliminary business courses. All MPA students are required to complete 36 hours of graduate-level coursework. A list of courses and instructions on how to apply are available in the Graduate Bulletin.

A useful degree for non-business majors

Some students choose to pair the MPA degree with an undergraduate degree in an area outside business and finance. The advanced accounting knowledge gained in the program has a wide range of applications beyond accounting, and many MPA graduates find satisfying careers in industries like health care, education, government and nonprofit organizations.

An advanced degree in accounting

As a student in the MPA degree program, you’ll gain advanced accounting training that can prepare you for a successful accounting career in a variety of settings, from corporations and accounting firms to government entities and nonprofit organizations.

Prepare for the CPA exam

Many students who pursue an MPA degree at SFA are planning a career in accounting and go on to take the CPA exam. The 36-hour MPA program fulfills all the eligibility requirements for the CPA exam, and students who complete the program are 100% qualified to take the exam upon graduation.

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