Regardless of your undergraduate degree, earning your Master of Professional Accountancy gives you a competitive edge with more opportunity for advancement and increased earning potential.
You'll gain advanced accounting training that can prepare you for a successful accounting career in a variety of settings. The benefits of an MPAc reach far beyond accounting firms and big corporations!
BBA to MPAc 5-year program
One of only a few integrated BBA/MPAc programs in Texas, our five-year program allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in accounting and your Master of Professional Accountancy at the same time. The MPAc curriculum fulfills all the eligibility requirements for the Texas CPA exam, so you'll be 100% qualified to take the exam upon graduation.
MPAc stand-alone program
The MPAc stand-alone program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in any field.
For those wanting to take the Texas CPA exam, the curriculum fulfills all the eligibility requirements, so you'll be 100% qualified to take the exam upon graduation.
Want to add a concentration?
If you choose, you can add a concentration in forensic accounting and analytics without adding on extra time to your MPAc program. This is a great option if you'd like to pursue a career in anti-fraud.
The Forensic Accounting and Analytics certificate allows students wishing to become anti-fraud professionals to be better equipped for these careers and additional certifications, such as the Certified Fraud Examiner certificate.
If you have a non-accounting background, you must complete certain leveling courses as part of the requirements for admission into the program.
MPAc program admission does not require an essay.
Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher, including any transfer work, will be admitted into the program upon acceptance into SFA's graduate school. Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA between 2.50 and 2.75 are admitted on a probationary status.
A complete checklist of documents needed to apply for enrollment in SFA's graduate school is available on the Graduate Admissions webpage.
Enrollment into the program is offered every fall, spring and summer. The deadline to submit all application documents is the semester prior to the first day of the semester in which you'd like to enroll.
Required leveling courses
The following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) are required: ACCT 2301, ACCT 3301, ACCT 3302, ACCT 4337. Depending on the your background, some or all of the leveling courses may be waived by the MPAc Director.
For a course to be waived, the you must normally have completed comparable undergraduate or graduate business coursework from a regionally accredited university with grades of B or better within the last five years.
Course descriptions are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Questions about the program?
Nikki Shoemaker, PhD
Assistant Director for the Schlief School of Accountancy
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