2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Public Accounting, Graduate Certificate Locations  

The Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting is housed in the School of Business. This certificate is designed to develop skills and knowledge to pass the four parts of the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam: Auditing, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation. This program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate accounting degree or its equivalent. (Students who have earned a degree other than in accounting may be required to complete up to 30 hours of foundational accounting course work before beginning the Public Accounting program.) Eligibility requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary state by state. The Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting meets eligibility requirements in the State of Missouri. Successful completion will enable students to attain a graduate certificate while accumulating the required 150 credit hours toward the CPA credential and preparing to sit for the CPA exam. Students planning to sit for the CPA exam in other states may need to meet additional requirements.

Requirements For: Certificate - 12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers Graduate Certificates at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of residency requirement, at least 75% of the coursework completed at Park
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0* (for courses in the certificate)
  • Completion of coursework with no more than 2 grades of C earned at Park University
  • Meet all requirements of the specific program as outlined in this catalog
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation

*Individual departments may establish additional (or higher) requirements (refer to the program-specific requirements).

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