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Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc)

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Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc)

MPAc Program Overview

ASU’s Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and consists of 30 credit hours of graduate study designed to satisfy Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensing requirements.

The MPAc is a specialized degree that focuses on accounting. Graduates of the MPAc program who hold an undergraduate degree in business or accounting should meet the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requirements to take the CPA Examination. Students enrolling in the program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take additional general business courses to meet the requirements of the TSBPA to sit for the CPA Examination. A CPA license is a respected credential and viewed favorably during hiring decisions, even in businesses and not-for-profit organizations where the credential is not required.

Admission Requirements

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

To be admitted to the graduate program in accounting, you are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test administered at centers throughout the country and the world. You may take the standardized test as often as once per calendar month. GMAT scores must be reported to ASU (code 6644) directly from the testing agency and are valid for five years. To make arrangements for taking the test, go to the GMAT website. A minimum GMAT score of 430 is required for admission.

To be granted regular admission to the MPAc program, you must:

For admission to graduate status as an undergraduate senior in the integrated BBA/MPAc program, you must:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

If your native language is not English, you are required to submit a TOEFL score. Applicants who hold degrees from colleges or universities where English was the primary language of instruction are not required to submit a TOEFL score.

To be admitted, the ASU College of Graduate Studies and Research requires a minimum TOEFL score of:

TOEFL scores should be reported to ASU (code 6644) and are valid for two years. For test information, please go to

MPAc Foundation Requirements (prerequisites)

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in accounting typically will not need any additional coursework before beginning the graduate coursework in accounting specified below. Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree in accounting may be required to complete some or all of the following undergraduate prerequisites for the M.P.Ac. program:

MPAc Learning Goals and Curriculum

Upon successful completion of the MPAc degree program, our graduates should be able to:

To achieve these learning goals, students must complete 10 graduate courses for a total of 30 semester credit hours. The MPAc curriculum and course prerequisites are listed above (all courses are 3 credit hours). Students may be allowed to enroll concurrently in undergraduate courses and graduate courses as long as the prerequisites for the enrolled graduate courses are met.

For more information about our MPAc program please contact us at, or contact the MPAc Graduate Advisor, Cathryn Golden, at 325-486-6456.