University of Texas at Austin

Newly Admitted MPAs

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

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Visit MPA at McCombs

High job placement rates, a huge global network of alumni, and an excellent overall value are just a few of the reasons why the Texas MPA is ranked the #1 graduate accounting program in the nation. We want you to see firsthand why so many of the country's most talented students choose to attend our program; schedule a tour or connect with a student ambassador today to learn about UT, McCombs, and the Texas MPA!

MPA Student Life Blog

Live and Learn, the MPA student life blog, is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to learn about the culture and activities surrounding McCombs, UT, and Austin. 

Important Dates


Summer Registration - June 5-6 or July 13

Fall Registration - June 13-July 25 or August 24

MPA Resume Book Deadline - July 11

MPA Orientation - August 21-23

View the full list of important dates for newly admitted MPAs.

Academic Advisors and Career Consultants

Your career consultants and academic advisors. Two women with warm smiles, standing outside on campus.

All students are required to meet with an academic advisor when they enter the MPA program. Students who plan to participate in the McCombs recruiting process are strongly encouraged to meet with a career consultant, as well. Although it is our preference that you meet with us in person, we also offer virtual academic advising and career consulting as an option to accommodate our incoming students’ busy schedules.

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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 should schedule an academic advising appointment before August 20, 2018. International students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before August 13.

Students who are required to start in the summer should schedule an academic advising appointment before July 13, 2018.

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

Last name starting with A-L: Sheryll Cox,

Last name starting with M-S: Jason Tasset,

Last name starting with T-Z: Keri Ledezma,

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

Career Consultants

If you are planning on participating in the McCombs recruiting process, we strongly recommend that you speak to a career consultant first. A resume review is the best place to start in preparation for the resume book deadline on July 11, 2018. We are also available to discuss other career topics such as:

  • Career options with an MPA degree
  • Researching, identifying, and applying for positions
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Communicating with employers
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Handling delicate recruiting issues
  • Evaluating a job offer

Questions? Email Jo Chauvin

New Student Checklist

Want to make sure you've done everything necessary to make your transition into the Texas MPA a smooth one? Take a look at our Checklist for New MPA Students.

MPA Orientation

International Students

Welcome to the Texas MPA! On-site MPA Orientation events will be held August 21-23, 2018. Attendance is mandatory except for those events marked as optional.

View the Orientation Schedule

Texas MPA Summer Pizza Social:

Attend the Texas MPA summer pizza social on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to mingle with your fellow classmates, MPA staff, and accounting professors before summer classes begin. Even if you plan to begin courses in the fall, we would love for you to attend if you are in Austin on the 13th!

Pizza Social RSVP

International MPA Student Orientation:

International MPA students are invited and highly encouraged to attend the International MPA Orientation in addition to the general MPA Orientation program. MPA staff and students will provide important information on topics including obtaining your OPT/CPT, CPA, tips for participating in class, recruiting strategies and much more.

International MPA Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)

Before Your Orientation

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

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Excel Training

Due to the importance and prevalence of Microsoft Excel, every incoming MPA student is required to complete online Excel training no later than July 1, 2018. Please contact the MPA Program Office if you have any questions.

Technology 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.


The MPA Career Orientation Webinar will provide 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 one of these sessions. You do not have to be on campus to attend this webinar.

2018 Webinar Session Dates and Times:

Thursday, May 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register Now

Wednesday, May 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Register Now

All times noted are in Central Daylight Time (CDT). Please register at least three business days prior to the desired session.

Make It Official

Already accepted to our program? Congratulations, and welcome to one of the most highly ranked accounting programs in the nation! Make it official:

Commit to Texas MPA

Housing Info

Are you seeking a place to live in Austin? Visit the Grad School website, UTexas.Rent, and UT housing page for information that can help you find the perfect place to call home.


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