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Master in Professional Accounting

Earn a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the top-ranked graduate accounting program in the nation!

Your Future in Accounting Starts Here

The diversity of classes, faculty, students, and ideas fostered at Texas McCombs help prepare our students to work and lead anywhere in the world. Choose between three different approaches to take your career to the next level.


  • Traditional MPA

    Our one-year traditional MPA is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from most academic institutions. In as little as one year, students can earn an MPA degree from the top accounting program in the nation! No work experience is required to apply.
  • Integrated MPA

    The integrated MPA is designed for current Texas McCombs undergraduates. iMPA students earn a BBA degree in accounting and an MPA degree in just five years, saving students both time and money by taking graduate level courses at undergraduate tuition rates.

    Our ECON-MPA is developed for current UT undergraduates majoring in economics. Students get a head start on MPA courses during their senior year and have the benefit of paying undergraduate tuition on graduate level classes. ECON-MPA students earn both a BA degree in economics and an MPA degree. Stay tuned for more information about the MPA Bridge Program!
MPA Student Experience
Having a background in accounting, specifically an MPA degree, allows me to immediately have credibility when I meet with new clients or my current client base and I’m extremely appreciative for that.

Top-Ranked Program

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    Accounting Ranking

    Public Accounting Report U.S. News

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    Consider Good Investment

  • 98%

    Received Job Offers

Attend an MPA Event

  • MPA Info Sessions

    Learn more about the Master in Professional Accounting program at Texas McCombs by attending an info session.
  • MPA Virtual Panels

    Receive first-hand knowledge of the MPA program by hearing from faculty, current students, or alumni at an upcoming virtual panel.
  • MPA Admissions Consultation

    Meet with the MPA Admissions Team one-on-one and get all of your questions answered.

The Texas McCombs Difference

Dive into what sets the Texas McCombs MPA program apart. From accounting classes and MBA electives to extracurriculars and networking, we have what you're looking for and more.

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    Exceptional Education

    Our program offers strategically designed courses with esteemed faculty, study abroad courses in Prague, and unique internships to provide you a top-notch, well-rounded education.
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    Customized Curriculum

    Core classes deliver a solid accounting foundation, while MBA electives in finance, management, information technology, strategy, marketing, and more round out your MPA experience.
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    Recruiting Opportunities

    Over 400 companies from across the country and world recruit Texas McCombs MPA students. Accelerate your career by working with top-tier public accounting firms and industry leaders.
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    Career Consulting

    Partner with an MPA career coach for one-on-one advising, including professional development, networking, and job search events, throughout your time in the program.
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    CPA Exam Success

    CPA candidates from Texas McCombs typically have higher pass rates than the state and national average. The MPA curriculum lays the groundwork for CPA exam success.
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    Leading Program

    Not only is the Texas McCombs MPA a top-ranked program, but our highly-rated university is located in a vibrant, growing city that is full of opportunity – Austin, Texas!