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Professional Accountancy

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administrative contact

Priscilla Minter
Administrative Associate
College of Business and Economics
phone: 304-293-7840

program contact

Christian Schaupp
Associate Professor
College of Business and Economics
phone: 304-293-6524

Program Details

Program Description

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 150 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Candidate's potential to succeed in MPA and accounting profession
  • Test Requirements: GMAT
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

The Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, recommendations, and work experience in making admissions decisions.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Fall Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Spring Priority: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Spring Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Summer Priority: Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Summer Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.