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​M.P.Ac. in Professional Accountancy

Most affordable MPAc

The Master of Professional Accountancy provides relevant accounting education for those with an un​dergraduate major in accounting who plan to take the C.P.A. examination and be licensed in Rhode Island, or any state requiring five years of education for the C.P.A. license.

The M.P.Ac. program also prepares individuals for careers in personal financial planning and can be custom designed to meet a variety of career and professional goals.

Our graduates are well grounded in all aspects of personal financial planning, including income tax and estate planning, retirement planning, investment allocation, and risk management.

Our program is a CFP Board-Registered Program -

For information contact M.P.Ac. Program Director​

Sean Cote
MPAc Director
Alger Hall 225
(401) 456-9028

Learning Objectives

  • Graduates will be well grounded in personal financial planning.
  • Graduates will have the ability to perform basic research on tax planning issues.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Two courses in principles of accounting or equivalent.
  4. An applicant’s letter describing the applicant’s professional goals including how the program will help the applicant achieve these professional goals
  5. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  6. Three academic or professional letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential to succeed in a graduate program
  7. C​ompletion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). A B.S. degree in accounting from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 GPA in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT. Certain certification exams may also exempt the applicant from the GMAT. *International students should contact Program Director Sean Cote, C.P.A. at 401-456-9028 or for additional admission requirements.

Students must complete 18 credit hours (six courses) in foundations and 12 credit hours (four courses) of graduate electives. Only 9 credit hours may be at the 400-level. Accounting 661 is a requirement for all students.

Course Requirements for M.P.Ac. in Professional Accountancy

M.P.Ac. in Professional Accountancy With Concentration in Personal Financial Planning

Professional Accountancy M.P.Ac. Course Requirements

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the trademarks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) certification marks in the U.S., which it awards to individual who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Rhode Island College does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) certification marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.​​​

Page last updated: December 14, 2018