The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) provides specialized training in accounting and related fields for those who wish to prepare for a career in public accounting and meet the 150-hour educational requirement to be eligible for the CPA exam in South Dakota.

Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.)

Prepares students for a career in public accounting and meets the 150-hour educational requirement for the CPA exam (state dependent).

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Master of Professional Accountancy - Accounting Analytics Specialization (M.P.A.)

This specialization meets the growing market demand for graduates with the ability to utilize and analyze data to strengthen accounting decision-making processes.

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Joint Bachelor of Business Administration / Master of Professional Accountancy Fast-Track Option (B.B.A./M.P.A.)

Accounting majors meeting requirements for entry into the M.P.A. program may opt to complete both the Accounting B.B.A and M.P.A. concurrently. Students who pursue this fast-track option will be awarded their undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously, upon completion of the two programs.

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Joint Master of Professional Accountancy / Juris Doctor (M.P.A./J.D.)

A joint program with the USD School of Law in which students earn both degrees concurrently in three years.

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Online & Off-Campus Options


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The Classroom & Beyond

  • VERMILLION, S.D. - Chu Bing Sabrina McMullin '16 was recently named a recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) for her top CPA examination score.

  • The accounting club enhances your understanding of the accounting profession and increases your awareness of career opportunities in the field through participation in club activities.

  • The Theta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi​ is the national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting.