College of Business & Economics

Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting

Western's Master of Professional Accounting program (MPAcc) is a selective program that builds on the strength and diversity of our accounting courses while maintaining our focus on small classes and accessible faculty.

Why MPAcc?

  • Provides opportunities for students to improve their expertise in a field that is rapidly becoming more complex.
  • Earn a master’s degree while acquiring the knowledge and skills required in Washington for professional licensing as CPAs.
  • Graduates gain excellent research and analytical thinking skills​ to help meet the demand in Washington for well-trained professional accountants
  • Program is small and selective. Students get a lot of individualized attention from professors​
  • Students spend the entire winter quarter doing an internship 
  • Accounting Department offers scholarships 
  • Two options: 3+2 and 4+1

Program Options

Integrated 3+2 ​

  • Designed for outstanding junior-level students​
  • Example 3+2 Schedule: ​

Traditional 4+1 ​

  • Designed for outstanding students who have completed their undergraduate Accounting degree​​


See Handout for Helpful FAQs

Contact Us

Dr. Audrey Taylor, Department Chair

Dr. Burak Dolar, MPAcc Advisor

Morgan Freed
Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 451
Phone: (360) 650-3202