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College of Business


Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

The Department of Accounting offers a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. We help our students enter the public accounting profession by developing the entry-level knowledge and skills expected by the profession in the areas of auditing and attestation, financial accounting and reporting, regulation, business environment and concepts, and writing.

The program is a 46 credit-hour program.  Students should be able to complete the program in one academic year if you:
•    Have an undergraduate degree in accounting.
•    Enroll as a full-time student (3 courses per term), and
•    Are not employed fulltime.

The MPA program satisfies the fifth-year education requirement adopted to date by 48 states, including the State of Washington, for licensure as a CPA and by the AICPA as a requirement for membership. Any individual sitting for the first time for the CPA examination in Washington must have completed a minimum of five years college-level education.

For more information on the MPA, please contact Dr. Marvin Bouillon at