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M.P.A. in Professional Accounting

The Professional Accounting degree offered by University of Texas Arlington is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline except accounting (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, finance, history, mathematics, political science, etc.).

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Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $21,026 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States/ Online

Completion of the Professional Accounting degree offered by University of Texas Arlington will prepare the student for a career in industry, government, or public accounting (with minor additional coursework).

The objective of the Master of Professional Accounting programme is to prepare students for professional careers in the public, private, or governmental sector.

The MPA program, appropriate for students without significant prior study in accounting, is also designed to provide an understanding of selected fields such as management, finance, economics, and business law.


Accounting is a career without limits. Accountants serve as analysts, consultants, and problem-solvers in business and government. Earning an accounting degree opens up a diverse array of career opportunities including: partner in an international accounting or consulting firm, corporate controller, chief financial officer, director of internal auditing, financial planner, or commercial lender. Compensation is highly competitive with excellent geographic mobility.

Students of accounting learn to use and control information technology systems, prepare and analyze financial reports, structure business transactions, and develop effective business plans. Individuals who like being challenged by a variety of situations and technologies and who enjoy identifying, analyzing, and solving problems are well-suited to majoring in accounting.

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Professionalism in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Federal Income Tax
  • Accounting Systems Analysis
  • Auditing Concepts and Practices
  • Financial Accounting
  • Research in Accounting Issues
  • Accounting for Management Planning and Control

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