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Accounting - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg Options*

Earn Your Master's Degree in Professional Accountancy

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) graduates are not only prepared for a wide variety of employment opportunities but also meet the course and credit requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our graduates are recruited by local, regional, national, and international accounting firms, private industry, and governmental agencies. Recent successes in MPA graduate placement and CPA exam results provide evidence of the MPA program quality and market demand for its graduates.

The School of Accountancy is individually accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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30hour graduate program
100%placement for MPA graduates
100% of students Excel Expert Certified

What Will I Learn?

As knowledge requirements for entering the accounting profession continually evolve, qualified students are encouraged to consider pursuing a fifth year of study leading to an MPA degree. Students will complete 30 hours of graduate-level courses, which incorporate in-depth, advanced coverage of topics such as auditing, current accounting theory and research, cost accounting, and tax, among others. Students may select from a variety of approved graduate electives and have the opportunity to study abroad. Many students also take the CPA exam while in the MPA program

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

Our faculty is focused on student success, placing the highest priority on quality teaching and course delivery. In order to help prepare students for successful careers, the faculty support students well beyond the traditional classroom. They are actively involved in “opening doors” and assisting students in preparing for the interview process. Additionally, our faculty expand their knowledge through published research, receiving prestigious teaching awards in recognition of their commitment to teaching and enabling student success


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Accounting MPAHattiesburg
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Private Industry
  • Steven Palazzo, CPA/ 1996
    U.S. Congressman/ Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District
  • Jennifer Hilliard, CPA/ 1995
    Partner, Assurance/ Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC – Jackson, MS
  • Ashley Foley, CPA/ 2015
    Senior Associate, Global Employer Service, International Tax/ RSM US LLP, Washington DC Metro Offices