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Prospective Students

Thank you for considering the Texas MPA! Whether you are a graduate student looking to open new doors or an undergrad looking to combine your economics or accounting degree with an MPA, we will help you make it happen.

There are plenty of reasons why the MPA program at The McCombs School of Business is the right program for you. Our Master in Professional Accounting degree is one of the most widely respected across the country, and our program is consistently ranked as one of the top in the nation by the organizations who know MPAs best. 

Join the MPA

1. Which MPA Are You?

We offer three distinct paths to earn your degree, each with their own application process:

  • Traditional—for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in nearly any discipline
  • Integrated—tailored to McCombs undergraduates who want to earn a BBA and an MPA
  • ECON-MPA—designed for University of Texas at Austin students pursuing both an MPA and a BA in Economics

2. Explore MPA Tracks

The strength of the Texas MPA is in the tracks. You decide your focus, and we craft your education to fit your skills and the career path you want. Explore the tracks and find one that's right for you.

Our MPA Generalist Track offers students the flexibility to design their own area of specialization.
The Managerial Track provides an extra emphasis on team projects to build valuable communications skills.
From forensic accounting to financial analysis to capital budgeting, the Financial Track opens paths to a wide variety of careers.
Our MPA Tax Track gives students a specialized blend of tax and accounting knowledge that opens the door to many unique careers.

Student Life

The MPA program attracts students from all kinds of backgrounds. Here are just a few telling about their MPA experience.

Integrated MPA

Jamal Deek

The MPA Program offers countless options for the future. I’m gaining a solid accounting background while developing a logical thought process that I can apply to any professional field.

Traditional MPA

Ndoping Angandje Bernard

Before I applied, I came to Austin to visit the campus and learn more about the program. The admissions manager and student I met really made me feel at home. When I finished the tour, I knew McCombs was where I needed to be.


Sarah Stephens

I think my economics background gives me a unique perspective on this program and helps to distinguish me to employers. I’ve really enjoyed the contrast of accounting and economics classes that I’ve been exposed to in this program.