A one-year graduate degree program that meets the requirements for Certified Public Accountant licensure.
Forty-eight states now require 150 credit hours of education for Certified Public Accountant licensure.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy all support the 150-hour education requirement for entry into the accounting profession. Increasingly complex business methods, growing sophistication in auditing approaches, new tax laws, and demand for highly technical services require an expanded knowledge base to become an effective, efficient accounting professional.
The one-year Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) offered by the Sam and Irene Black School of Business (pending presentation at the July 2014 Penn State Board of Trustees meeting) fulfills the educational requirements needed for CPA licensure within graduate-level education.
The MPAcc degree is a 30-credit program that can be completed in one year of full-time study.
For additional information about academic requirements, contact:
Dr. Ash Deshmukh
Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems
Dr. Chuck Brown
Associate Professor of Accounting
For admissions information, contact:
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
866-374-3378 (toll free)