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Traditional MPA Curriculum

The Texas McCombs MPA program offers challenging coursework that can be tailored to your career interests. Our courses will draw on your creativity and industriousness and help to prepare you for the future you have imagined for yourself.

Coursework that Launches Your Career

Tailor your Texas McCombs MPA coursework to align with your specific career goals. Select a foundational set of courses to get started. Broaden that knowledge with carefully selected accounting electives and MBA electives in areas such as finance, information technology, strategy, management, and more.


Each curriculum path requires the completion of 31 to 43 graduate credit hours total, including a minimum of 19 hours in accounting (depending on course waivers).

View tMPA Degree Requirement Summary.


Business Advisory /

Management Consulting

           Forensic Accounting            

Investment Banking

Corporate Accounting /

Financial Analyst

Government Accounting / 


Tax Consulting

              External Auditing /           


Internal Auditing

Wealth Management /

  Investment & Tax Consulting  


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.




The MPA degree consists of 43 total credit hours. However, we will waive up to four core courses (12 credit hours) and reduce your MPA degree to 31 credit hours if you complete the equivalent at a four-year college or university prior to entering the MPA program.


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

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    Our world-renowned faculty teach a wide variety of accounting courses and infuse the curriculum with cutting-edge ideas.