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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

MPA Courses

The Texas MPA offers challenging, case-based graduate level classes that will draw on your creativity and prepare you for the future. The Texas MPA provides both a solid accounting foundation and specialized knowledge tailored to your specific career goals. 

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Waiver/Substitution Policy

We will waive up to four core courses (12 hours) if you complete the equivalent courses at a four-year college or university prior to entering the Texas MPA program. If you complete the equivalent to more than four core courses prior to enrolling in the MPA program, we will substitute an accounting or business elective(s) for the core course(s) so that coursework is not repeated.

Your academic advisor will approve any waivers and substitutions during new student advising in the summer.


The MPA degree consists of 43 semester hours of coursework, and our core courses are at the heart of those hours.

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Program Length

If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, you will complete a 31-hour program in either two semesters (fall and spring) or three semesters (fall, spring, and summer). If you opt to participate in employment recruiting in the fall, you will be encouraged to balance your schedule by completing fewer courses in the fall and extending graduation to early summer.

If you have an undergraduate degree in an area outside of accounting or business, you will complete a 43-hour program in four semesters (summer*, fall, spring, and summer). However, if you opt to complete an internship, you most likely will graduate in the fall.

*If you do not qualify for the ACC 381–Financial Accounting waiver, you will be required to begin the MPA program in mid-July.

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