The School of Accountancy and Legal Studies at Clemson University offers the Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Acc.) degree. The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in professional accounting. Most graduates take a position in public accounting upon graduation. There are two areas of concentration: assurance and management services and taxation. The M.P.Acc. Program is a one-year program for full-time students. Some students complete the program on a part-time basis. The program consists of 33 hours (15 hours in the core and 18 hours in one of the two areas of concentration) and a self-study class, the professional exam review class. The professional exam review class is designed to prepare students for their upcoming CPA, CMA, or CIA professional exam.
Clemson is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a category comprising less than 4 percent of all universities in America.