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Master of Professional Accountancy Program Overview

Master of Professional Accountancy Advance your career with an accounting degree. Join our STEM designated full-time or two-year program this Fall 2024. Meet with an Advisor

Whether you are a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in accounting looking for the final step toward a CPA, or someone with no accounting background that wants to make a career change, the Merage School’s full-time 1-year or 2-year Master of Professional Accountancy program prepares all qualifying students for a successful career.


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In the spirit of supporting a diverse student population and to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent entering the CPA profession, the Deloitte Foundation and UCI Merage will provide full-tuition scholarships (excluding books and living expenses) to a limited number of students entering the UCI Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program for the 2024–2025 academic year.

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Our curriculum focuses on career and professional development alongside technical mastery to make sure you are connected to the Merage School network and ready for a position upon completion of the program.

The MPAc program is STEM-designated and eligible students have the option to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. This longer duration is especially attractive to companies interested in providing immigration sponsorship to international students. For more information about OPT and OPT STEM eligibility, please visit the International Center website.

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  • $10K scholarship for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  • 94% Full-Time Employment Rate Within 6-months of Graduation
  • Summer Intensive Open to Non-Accounting Majors
What makes UCI MPAc unique? Academic Director Professor Patricia Wellmeyer introduce you to the Master of Professional Accountancy program and its focus on professional development and professionalism. Admissions Information

  • STEM Designated for 36 months
  • Custom 2 Track Specializations: Data Analytics and Taxation. 1 Pathway: ESG
  • Waiver GMAT/GRE Waiver for Qualified Applicants
I was looking for a program that would provide me with more than a great textbook list. I wanted to gain insights on how to structure my career, how to best serve my clients and how to become a business leader. The Merage School makes it their business to provide an education in the modern-day accounting firm so that students are ready to launch their careers.
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