Professional Accountancy, Master | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
24 months
33619 USD/year
33619 USD/year
18517 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you are a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in accounting looking for the final step toward a CPA, or someone with no accounting background that wants to make a career change, the Professional Accountancy program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) prepares all qualifying students for a successful career.


Our curriculum focuses on career and professional development alongside technical mastery to make sure you are connected to the Merage School network and ready for a position upon completion of the program. Our optional Summer Intensive program prepares you to begin the MPAc.

The Professional Accountancy program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is STEM-designated and eligible students have the option to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. This longer duration is especially attractive to companies interested in providing immigration sponsorship to international students.

Career Impact

One of the benefits of attending the MPAc program is our one-on-one focus on employment and career coaching. Our Career Services team works individually with students to prepare for the recruitment and job interview process. They help students identify the best career opportunities to pursue.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Forecasting
  • Professional Research and Communication
  • Taxes and Business Strategy
  • Emerging Topics in Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (with English translation if needed)
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two essays are required
  • The Accounting Coursework Verification Form must be completed at the time of application
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS - (International applicants – Scores valid for two years)
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Application Fee: $150
  • Personal interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33619 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33619 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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