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Welcome to Texas McCombs

This site is currently being updated for Fall 2021. Please check back on a regular basis for updates.

Congratulations on being admitted into the Master in Professional Accounting Program! High job placement rates, a large global network of alumni, and an excellent overall value are just a few of the reasons why the Texas McCombs MPA is ranked the #1 graduate accounting program in the nation.

Take a virtual tour and connect with an MPA student ambassador to learn about The University of Texas at Austin, the McCombs School of Business, and the MPA program!

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Important Dates

From Orientation to class registration dates, check out these important dates for the fall 2021 incoming class.

View Summer & Fall 2021 Important Dates

Academic Advisors and Career Coaches

All incoming MPA students are required to schedule an initial academic advising and career coaching appointment in the summer. Virtual appointments will be available.

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Academic Advisors

Your academic advisor will review your undergraduate transcript(s) to determine if you have satisfied the pre-enrollment requirements and if any MPA classes can be waived or substituted.

Students who are beginning the MPA program in the fall are strongly encouraged to schedule their academic advising appointment before July 21, 2021 in order to take advantage of the early course registration period. Later appointment dates are also available, if necessary. Initial academic advising appointments will begin on June 7, 2021.

Students who are required to start in the summer should schedule an academic advising appointment before July 9, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact your assigned academic advisor:

Last name starting with A-H: Sheryll Cox,

Last name starting with I-P: Emily Stroman,

Last name starting with Q-T: Jason Tasset,

Last name starting with U-Z: Keri Ledezma,

Please do not contact your academic advisor to schedule your initial advising appointment. Instead, use the online appointment request form.

Career Coaches

You are required to meet with your career coach whether or not you are planning to participate in the Texas McCombs recruiting process.

If you are planning to participate in the recruiting process, you must meet with your career coach before July 5, 2021. Initial career advising appointments will begin on June 1, 2021. Your resume for recruiting is due on July 7, 2021.

If you are not recruiting, you must meet with your career coach for your initial career advising appointment from July 12 through August 13, 2021.

The MPA Career Management team is available to assist you with not only recruiting, but with other career-related topics such as:

  • Career options with an MPA degree
  • Researching, identifying, and applying for positions
  • Resume critique
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Communicating with employers
  • Networking
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • LinkedIn and social media presence
  • Handling delicate recruiting issues
  • Evaluating a job offer

For more information or if you have questions, please contact our MPA career coaches by emailing

New Student Checklist

Begin your MPA journey by completing these items before starting the program.

View New Student Checklist

MPA Orientation

International Students

MPA Orientation events are scheduled for August 17 - 19, 2021 and are subject to change. Attendance is mandatory except for those events marked as optional.

View the Tentative 2021 Orientation Schedule


International MPA students are invited and highly encouraged to attend the International MPA Orientation in addition to the general MPA Orientation. MPA staff and students will provide important information on the CPA, tips for participating in class, recruiting strategies and much more. International MPA Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Before Your Orientation

There are a number of important items that incoming students must complete before MPA Orientation.

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Career Webinar

The MPA Career Orientation Webinar provides important recruiting information about specific career services, events, and resources available to help you throughout the career development and job search process. All new students who plan to participate in on-campus recruiting are required to participate in a session. You do not need to be on campus to attend this webinar.

Mark Your Calendar: MPA Career Orientation Webinar Dates

Tuesday, May 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT
Friday, May 28 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CT
Monday, June 7 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT
Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT

Register for Webinar Here

Excel Training

Due to the importance and prevalence of Microsoft Excel, incoming MPA students are highly encouraged to complete online Excel training by July 1, 2021.

Click here for the Excel Training instructions

Tech Orientation

The online MPA Technology Orientation will introduce you to various technology resources in the McCombs School of Business and at UT-Austin.

UTmail provides UT-Austin students with a university-affiliated email address for life. Those who opt in to the free service can choose their email address and have 30+ GB of email storage. 

It is important to keep your email address up-to-date in UT Direct at all times. Students are expected to check email frequently in order to stay current with University-related communications, recognizing that certain communications may be time-critical.

Housing Information

Looking for a place to live in Austin? Visit the Grad School website, UTexas.Rent, UT housing page, and Off-Campus Living Resources website for information that can help you find the perfect place to call home.

New Student FAQ

Check out our New MPA FAQs for answers to some of our newly accepted students' most pertinent questions.