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Traditional MPA Admissions

Join the traditional Master in Professional Accounting program. The fall 2024 application is now closed, and the fall of 2025 application will open this August.

Fall 2025 MPA Application Dates and Deadlines

  • 8/28

    Application Opens

  • 11/1

    Early Deadline

    U.S. and International Applicants

  • 1/14

    Final Deadline

    International Applicants

  • 5/6

    Final Deadline

    U.S. Applicants


Plan to complete these classes before applying to the Texas McCombs MPA program:

- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Statistics

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
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    Online Application

    Apply through the McCombs application portal.

    Log into Application Portal
  • Application Fee
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    Application Fee

    A fee of $125 is required to submit your application.

  • Essays
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    Essays provide additional insights into your strengths, skillsets, and goals.

    View Essay Questions
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
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    Two Letters of Recommendation

    MPA accepts recommendation letters from academic and/or professional references.

    View Admissions Packet
  • Professional Resume
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    Professional Resume

    You can use the MPA Application Resume Template for formatting and constructing your resume.

    Resume Template
  • Copy of Official Transcript(s)
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    Copy of Official Transcript(s)

    Submit a copy of an official transcript for each college or university attended.

  • Optional GMAT or GRE Scores
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    Optional GMAT or GRE Scores

    GMAT or GRE test scores are not required to apply, although applicants are welcome to submit scores.

    Read More on Our Blog
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores
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    Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores

    International applicants must submit TOEFL/IELTS scores unless you are exempt.

    View Exemptions

You Are Not A Number

The MPA Admissions Committee takes all your application materials into account. Your essays, prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, and non-academic achievements all play an important role in your acceptance into the MPA program. Find tips on enhancing your application on our admissions blog.

Admissions for International Students

You will apply as an international applicant if you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, even if you earned your undergraduate degree in the U.S. International applicants should take note of the following items:


MPA students interact with employers and participate in English-instructed classes from the beginning of their first semester. As a result, applicants must possess exceptional English skills to be considered for our program. All international applicants, except those from English-only speaking countries or those with a bachelor's degree from an English-only speaking country, must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS official score report for the MPA application.

Our preferred minimum for the TOEFL is 105 overall, with a minimum of 24 for each individual section, or minimum band scores of 7.5 for the IELTS.

Fiscal Responsibility

U.S. immigration regulations require every international student to verify the availability of financial resources to pay for all educational, living, and other expenses prior to the issuance of the F-1 or J-1 visa. Please refer to the Financial Requirements web page for more details. The financial information is used for immigration document processing, not for admissions purposes, and is not required for the completion of an admissions application.

Financial Assistance

International students should be prepared to finance the entire period of proposed study from personal funds or from funds from other sources, as financial aid is extremely limited. 

International Office

The University of Texas at Austin’s International Office assists foreign students during their stay in the U.S. and is responsible for issuing immigration documents, providing assistance securing visas, and reviewing requests for renewal and changes in immigration status. The office also provides information on housing, orientation, immigration status, financial aid, health insurance, legal questions, employment, automobile licensing, income tax status, and social security regulations.