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Master of Professional Accountancy

Master of Professional Accountancy - Sioux Falls, S.D.

The mission of the Accounting Programs at the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is to provide quality professional education in an environment that promotes critical thinking, fosters the exchange of ideas among scholars, and contributes value to the practice of accounting.

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) is designed to provide specialized training in accounting and related fields for those who wish to prepare for a career in public accounting meeting the 150-hour educational requirement of the State of South Dakota as well as many other states.  In addition, the program provides training in accounting and related subjects for students seeking careers in industry, government service, or accounting education. 

  • The Hybrid MPA program is a 30 credit hour program which features both online and face-to-face courses for convenient delivery to working adults.  The 700-level MPA courses are offered online, and electives may either be taken face to face at University Center or online.  The degree can be completed in as little as 24 months if the student has completed all prerequisite requirements.
  • You can begin the program any term - Fall, Spring or Summer
  • You have up to 7 years to complete the program if you need the time to progress slowly.
Admission Requirements:
  • Completed Graduate School Application
  • One official transcript of all prior coursework showing undergraduate degree earned
  • Two letters of recommendation (placed in sealed and signed envelopes)
  • Non-refundable application of $35.00 made payable to the University of South Dakota
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • International Students must submit a Financial Ability Form
  • Official copy of GMAT scores if scores were not originally sent to the University of South Dakota
  • International Students must submit TOEFL scores and may be asked to have transcripts evaluated by ECE or WES
Application Deadlines:

The MPA program operates on a rolling admission basis and will review an application when complete.  However, to guarantee a spot in a particular semester, application materials should be submitted six weeks before classes begin.

Program at a Glance - Course Rotations

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For more information about the MPA program offered at University Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., Request More Information or contact us today at cde@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.