Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (MSPA

Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (MSPA)

Accounting, Finance & Business Law Programs


The objective of the Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (MSPA) degree program is to prepare students for professional accounting careers in the public, corporate, not-for-profit or governmental sectors. It is flexible enough to accommodate applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who demonstrate the potential for success in the graduate study of accounting, as indicated by prior academic achievement, a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and other relevant factors.

Students entering the MSPA program are expected to have a background equivalent to that of students graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Tyler, or to obtain such background through specified prerequisite coursework.

Furthermore, it's worth noting that the demand for professionals in the field of accounting is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 6% increase in the demand for accountants and auditors between 2021 and 2031. In addition, the Texas Workforce Commission anticipates a substantial 20% growth in accounting and auditing jobs in the state from 2020 to 2030. These statistics underscore the promising career prospects for individuals pursuing a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy, making it an excellent choice for those seeking to enter this dynamic and expanding field.


A STEM accounting program fulfills three goals

  • Technically-competent graduates
  • Two additional years of OPT for international students

Upon successful completion of the MS Professional Accountancy Program STEM track, students will be able to:

  • Recommend accounting (and/or tax) treatment by researching appropriate primary and secondary authorities.
  • Apply FASB’s Conceptual Framework to provide useful financial accounting information.
  • Solve complex accounting problems.
  • Communicate recommendations in a fashion suited for audiences with varying levels of sophistication.
  • Apply appropriate technologies in the processing of data analytics.

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