Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.P.A. in Accountancy
  • Ph.D. in Business with a specialization in Accountancy


  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    (Ph.D. Only)
    Professor David Smith
  • MPA Coordinator
    Jina Morris
  • Department Address
    307 CBA
    Lincoln NE 68588-0488

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Accountancy in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GMAT
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80
  • Three recommendation letters

Application Deadline

Ph.D. (only admits for even years)
   Fall: January 1
   Fall: May 15   Spring: October 15   Summer: February 15

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The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) emphasizes the use of accounting as an analytical tool for understanding business and public affairs while preparing students for professional careers in public accounting, industry, or government. A range of accounting concepts and relationships are taught to equip students with the ability to apply solutions to management issues.

The School of Accountancy seeks high-performance students to be the business world's creative problem-solvers of the future. Degree requirements can be met in five years by enrolling in a combined bachelor's and master's degree program or by completing a full year of graduate work after the bachelor's degree. Students completing the M.P.A. program should meet the requirements of states that require a minimum of 150 semester credits to sit for the CPA exam.

A joint M.P.A./J.D. program is also available. Students must apply individually to both the M.P.A. and J.D. programs. Students admitted to both programs will be classified as M.P.A./J.D. students.

The Ph.D. in business with a specialization in accountancy is also available. This doctoral-level specialization prepares students for academic careers in financial or managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, or information systems. See the Business graduate program summary for more information about the Ph.D. program.

Courses and More

Students in Accountancy are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Bonds; Audit Fees; Financial and Governmental Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Impact of Taxes and Audits on Capital Markets; Federal Tax Accounting
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Financial Accounting
Tax and Auditing
Managerial Accounting; Control Systems; Public Interest; Accounting Theory; Accounting Control and Disclosure
Audit Quality; Voluntary Disclosure; "Real Effects" of Financial Reporting
Tax, Auditing and Financial Accounting
Taxation and Public Policy
Financial Accounting; Regulation; Securities Market
Financial Accounting

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