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Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)





Eastern's graduate programs in business began in 1966. The College of Business and Public Administration is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  AACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration.  Fewer than 15% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.  It's your assurance that Eastern delivers quality business education.

What are the degree options?

The College of Business and Public Administration offers the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc). For students interested in a much broader business graduate degree, the College also offers a Master of Business Administration with an optional Accounting emphasis.

What can I do with my degree?

EWU's MPAcc program was created to best prepare graduates with practical professional education that will yield long-term success in today's highly-educated accounting workforce. Future employment opportunities could include the following positions:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Financial Manager
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Accounting Consultant

Certified Public Accounting

The State of Washington requires that people who want to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination have completed five years of post-secondary education.

MPAcc will help admitted students meet post-secondary college credit requirements that enable individuals to sit for the CPA Exam. The specific CPA education requirements are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • At least 225 quarter-system credits (or 150 semester-system credits)
  • At least 36 quarter-system credits (or 24 semester-system credits) in business courses
  • At least 36 quarter-system credits (24 semester-system credits) in accounting courses, of which at least 22.5 quarter-system credits (or 15 semester-system credits) are upper division or graduate level

Requirements to sit for the CPA Exam and experience requirements to become certified vary by state. For current information on CPA requirements, contact the Board of Accountancy of the state from which you will seek licensure.

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