The Master of Professional Accounting program (MPAC) is designed to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in professional accounting. The Master's in Accounting program is constructed with the following learning objectives:
The Albers MPAC Program takes an active role in the placement of accounting students into their chosen profession by general exposure to the profession through student accounting organizations - the Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting internship program, and formal career counseling and job placement services.
To view the current MPAC student demographics and average entrance scores, visit the Graduate Class Profile page.
Part-time Master's of Accounting students taking two courses per quarter can complete the program in 2 to 4 years.
Full-time Accounting Master's Degree students taking 4 courses per quarter can complete the program in 1 to 2 years.
Students who have had an equivalent course with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better, may be eligible to waive up to eight fundamental business classes, and six fundamental accounting classes if completed within the past five years with a "B-" (2.7) or better.
MPAC Application Process
New students are accepted into the Master's in Accounting program each quarter. The deadlines for MPAC are slightly different than for the other Albers graduate programs. Deadlines for domestic students are:
International student application deadlines (for all programs) are:
Seattle University offers a dual degree program for students in the Master of Professional Accounting program. This allows you to complete two degrees in less time than it would take to complete each one separately. The Master's in Accounting may be taken in conjunction with:
For more information about dual degrees, go to the Dual Degrees page.