Master of Professional Accountancy
University of South Dakota

Program Details

Are you interested in sitting the CPA exam to become a Certified Public Accountant?  If so, the Master of Professional Accountancy offered online by the University of South Dakota will prepare you to do just that.  Fulfilling the required 150 required hours, the online MPA centers on finance and graduate-level accounting courses with additional study in: 

  • Macro-economics
  • Micro-economics
  • Taxes
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting
  • Business statistics and calculus

As CPA licensing requirements vary from state to state, be sure to check your individual Board of Accountancy for details if you are outside the state of South Dakota.


  • One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Special Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission