Master of Professional Accountancy

Launch Your Career in Professional Accountancy

The Rady School's Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) enhances future career opportunities by preparing students for a wide range of accounting career opportunities that span public accounting firms, corporate accounting departments, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations. The foundation of the MPAc experience at Rady includes outstanding faculty, integrative accounting knowledge, team projects, emphasis on communication and teamwork, case studies, professional seminars, guest speakers, simulations, and hands on-experiences.

In the Rady School MPAc program you will:

  • Fulfill accounting education requirements for CPA licensure.
  • Acquire an advanced degree to become more attractive to potential employers.
  • Be part of the UC San Diego and Rady School networks.
  • Access personal career coaches via Rady’s Graduate Career Connections.
  • Work in a diverse team as you learn key business functions such as marketing, finance and operations.


Prospective students should have a solid accounting foundation. Applicants must have successfully completed 24 quarter units (16 semester units) in accounting including:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • Federal Taxation

Additional coursework in accounting is not required for admissions though it may strengthen a candidate’s application. Students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees and less than 24 quarter units (16 semester units) in accounting will be considered on an exceptional basis.