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MPA Bridge

Stay for an additional year at UT and earn your master's degree in accounting from Texas McCombs. Secure your future by joining a program with a 99% job placement rate. Learn the language of business from the best accounting faculty in the nation.

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  • What is the MPA Bridge program?

    The MPA Bridge program is a perfect fit for current UT undergraduates (both McCombs and non-McCombs students) who would like to get a head start on pursuing a Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) degree in their senior year while finishing their bachelor's degree. All non-accounting majors are welcome to apply.
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  • Benefits of MPA Bridge

    As an MPA Bridge student, you'll get a head start on MPA classes in your senior year and save on tuition. You will interact with business professionals and have the option to explore global business by studying abroad and get hands-on experience by interning at major businesses for course credit. Join the 99% of MPA graduates who are employed at graduation.


Acceptance into the MPA Bridge program gives you a head start on the Master in Professional Accounting degree in your senior year. Seamlessly complete the remainder of the MPA degree after you finish your bachelor's degree. Here is how this unique program is structured:

Senior Year

If you are admitted to the MPA Bridge program, you will start with ACC 381 in the second summer session (unless you can waive the course) and complete up to 12 hours of MPA coursework in your senior year. You will have the benefit of paying for these graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates and receiving academic advising and career coaching services from the MPA Program Office. Graduate courses will be reserved toward the MPA degree and cannot be used towards bachelor's degree requirements. To remain in good standing in the program, you will be required to meet the same standards of satisfactory performance as other MPA degree candidates.

Graduate Year(s)

After earning your bachelor’s degree, you will transition to graduate standing and continue your graduate MPA coursework at graduate tuition rates. You will have an opportunity to apply for MPA scholarships to help defray some of the graduate tuition costs. Check out MPA Bridge admissions and tuition & financial aid for additional details.

Next Steps

  • Upcoming Events and Info Sessions

    Join us to learn more about Bridge admissions and life in the MPA program.
  • Apply to MPA Bridge

    Are you interested in applying? Learn about the MPA Bridge admissions process and program prerequisites.