Earning a Certified Public Accountant License (CPA)

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, Washington University’s Olin Business School (WashU Olin) provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification. WashU Olin is an AACSB-accredited business school, and a Masters of Accounting degree meets the accounting educational requirements for eligibility to sit for the CPA examination in the following states and jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

This disclosure does not guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state laws or regulations that occur after matriculation to the masters of accounting program that may impact your application. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice. Links to each jurisdiction’s Board of Accountancy is provided below.

Additionally, the American Institute of CPAs’ This Way to CPA provides details and contact information for state and territory requirements.

State Boards of Accountancy