Master of Professional Accounting

There has never been a greater need for leadership and integrity in the accounting profession than now. The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business responds by preparing accounting professionals with quality education, strong ethics, innovative thinking, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Expand your professional expertise
The three-quarter-long, full-time professional master’s degree program provides accounting students with an opportunity to complete additional education beyond the bachelor’s degree required to sit for the CPA exam in the State of Washington. MPAcc graduates are encouraged to seek challenges, strive for excellence, and show pride in their accomplishments. They develop the ability to work both independently and as contributing team members.

Pursue one of two MPAcc degree tracks
Auditing and Assurance
Taxation


Tax advisor and helicopter pilot Dan Alger (MPAcc 2006) enjoys the strategy and challenges of both jobs. Learn how he uses skills gained from his Foster accounting master's degree in his career.
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