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Overview of the Department

  • The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Accounting was founded in 1963 and is the second largest accounting program in The University of Texas System. The program is fully accredited and has over 6,000 alumni.
  • The department offers two undergraduate degrees (B.S. and B.B.A.), four master's degrees (MBA-Accounting, MPA, MSA, and MST), and a Ph.D. degree. A Professional Program In Accounting (PPIA) is offered for students who wish to concurrently pursue both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. For degreed professionals who wish to update their knowledge of taxation the department offers a Tax Certificate program.
  • Course offerings include 16 different undergraduate courses and 25 different graduate courses. Areas of coverage include accounting systems, auditing, financial accounting, international accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation.
  • The department has a reputation for producing excellent graduates and is a recruiting source for international, national, and locally-based firms in public accounting, industry, and government.

News Highlights:

>>The Department of Accounting has partnered with Pearson and Certiport to offer the Microsoft 2010 Excel Master Certification. The Certiport certification exams are globally recognized by recruiters and employers. This certification is required for all graduate accounting students and recommended for undergraduate accounting students. To sign up for the certification program, please visit the MS 2010 Excel Certification Portal at or follow the link under Student Information in the Navigation pane. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Cherie Henderson at