Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting

The new online Master of Professional Accounting program prepares students for careers in auditing and public accounting, industrial and managerial accounting, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Students with an undergraduate degree and 24 credit-hours in accounting and related courses qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Pennsylvania. In addition to passing the exam, they must also meet additional education and experience requirements to become certified. This degree is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting (or equivalent) and who wish to satisfy the current educational requirements for CPA licensure in Pennsylvania and most other states.

The online Master of Professional Accounting launched via Penn State's World Campus in the Fall 2015 semester. More information and applications can be found on the World Campus' Master of Professional Accounting page.

Application Fee Waiver for BGS Members

For Beta Gamma Sigma members, to receive an application fee waiver, choose “Check or money order” for payment option when you submit your application. Then, send a copy of your Beta Gamma Sigma certificate to for verification. For further questions, call the Admissions Office at 717-948-6250.



Semester Deadline
Fall July 18 (April 30 for candidates seeking a graduate assistantship)
Spring November 18
Summer April 18

To be considered for a graduate assistantship, applicants must submit a complete application by March 1.