Master in Professional Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy

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MPA Program

Campus address: Graduate School of Business Building (GSB) 4.112C, phone (512) 471-6559, fax (512) 471-3365; campus mail code: B6400

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, MPA Program, Department of Accounting, 2110 Speedway B6400, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: mpa@mccombs.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa/

MSACC and PhD Programs

Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 4M.202, phone (512) 471-0157, fax (512) 471-3904; campus mail code: B6400

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, PhD Program, Department of Accounting, 2110 Speedway, B6400, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: accounting.phd@mccombs.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/departments/accounting/degree-programs/doctoral

Facilities for Graduate Work

The physical facilities, computing systems, and research centers that support graduate work in the McCombs School are described in the Business Administration section under Facilities for Graduate Work.

Areas of Study

The objective of this program is to provide the student with a sound foundation in the body of knowledge of business administration, broad exposure to the discipline of accounting, and the greater depth in accounting required to specialize and to enter the profession with the prospect of rapid career progress, high-level responsibility, and future leadership. The program is designed to provide outstanding students with the educational foundation for successful careers in public accounting, industry, consulting, not-for-profit organizations, and educational and financial institutions.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2023 semester.

Rowland Atiase
Andrew Belnap
Eric Chan
Shuping Chen
Michael B Clement
Lisa Nicole De Simone
Aysa A Dordzhieva
Jeffrey Hales
Nicholas Jennings Hallman
D E Hirst
Hyun Hwang
Steven J Kachelmeier
Urooj Khan
Lisa L Koonce
Zach Kowaleski
Matthew R Kubic
Volker Laux
Stephen T Limberg
John M McInnis
Lillian Fawn Mills
Jaime Joy Schmidt
Sara M Toynbee
Aruhn Venkat
Braden Mern Williams
Yong Yu
Wuyang Zhao
Ronghuo Zheng

Admission Requirements

Master in Professional Accounting

Applications to the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program are accepted for the fall semester only. The Admissions Committee considers each completed application, giving particular attention to the statement of purpose, prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, extracurricular and community activities, honors and achievements, test scores, work history (if applicable), and other factors.

The MPA program is sufficiently flexible to accommodate students with bachelor’s degrees in any field of study. Applicants should complete the required pre-enrollment courses before applying for admission, as outlined on the MPA website. Students without a sufficient background in financial accounting will be expected to start the MPA program in the summer.

Upon admission to the program, students must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to indicate that they accept the offer of admission. The deposit is applied to the payment of tuition when the student enrolls. All fees and deposits are subject to change with appropriate approval. Students should consult the General Information Catalog for the current amount of the enrollment deposit.

The MPA Bridge Program offers undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin an opportunity to prepare for future graduate study by providing access to courses and program resources that normally require graduate standing. University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students may apply for admission through the MPA program. Admission to a bridge program is highly competitive and does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. Additional information can be found on the MPA website.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to the PhD program is based on a holistic review by the PhD Admissions Committee of several factors, including the applicant’s motivations for doctoral study, academic and work experience, and academic credentials. The number of applicants admitted is limited by the faculty’s commitment to provide financial assistance, excellent teaching, and expert guidance to each student.