Traditional MPA Admissions
Discover the admissions process of joining the traditional Master in Professional Accounting program. The application for the MPA Class of 2024 opens this August.
Fall 2023 MPA Application Dates and Deadlines
U.S. Early Deadline
U.S. Final Deadline
Completing these classes before applying to MPA will greatly strengthen your application:
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Introduction to Statistics
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Managerial Accounting
These courses can be completed via classroom or online from any degree-granting, accredited community college, four-year university, or through AP or CLEP credit.
You Are Not A Number
The MPA Admissions Committee takes all your application materials into account. Your essay, prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, and non-academic achievements will all play as important a role in your acceptance as your test scores. Find tips on enhancing your application on our admissions blog.
Admissions for International Students
You will apply as an international applicant if you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, even if you earned your undergraduate degree in the U.S. International applicants should take note of the following items:
MPA students interact with employers and participate in English-instructed classes from the beginning of their first semester. As a result, applicants must possess exceptional English skills to be considered for our program. All international applicants, except those from English-only speaking countries or those with a bachelor's degree from an English-only speaking country, must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS official score report for the MPA application.
U.S. immigration regulations require every international student to verify the availability of financial resources to pay for all educational, living, and other expenses prior to the issuance of the F-1 or J-1 visa. Please refer to the Financial Requirements web page for more details. The financial information is used for immigration document processing, not for admissions purposes, and is not required for the completion of an admissions application.
International students should be prepared to finance the entire period of proposed study from personal funds or from funds from other sources, as financial aid is extremely limited.
The University of Texas at Austin’s International Office assists foreign students during their stay in the U.S. and is responsible for issuing immigration documents, providing assistance securing visas, and reviewing requests for renewal and changes in immigration status. The office also provides information on housing, orientation, immigration status, financial aid, health insurance, legal questions, employment, automobile licensing, income tax status, and social security regulations.