The J.D. & Master of Public Accountancy (M.P.A.) dual-degree program is offered by the College of Law and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business .
Attorneys with an understanding of taxes, estate planning, securities and fiduciary law are sought after in the private and public sectors. This degree program is perfect for someone who wants to pursue a career in accounting and/or law. Plus, the College of Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic offers the perfect opportunity for students to get real-world practice presenting cases, working with the Internal Revenue Service and interacting with clients.
With an innovative legal curriculum, one of the top-ranked business programs in the country and an ideal downtown Atlanta location, Georgia State is poised to prepare the next generation of practitioners.
Expertise in accounting and tax law opens up broader career possibilities for students. Graduates have careers in traditional law practice, securities, academia, compliance and risk management. Recent employers include Alston & Bird, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and higher education institutions.
Earn both degrees in a shorter time than if pursued separately.
To pursue a dual degree, students must be accepted by both colleges and satisfy the curriculum requirements for both programs. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance to the other.
JD: LSAT is required
MBA: GMAT is required, unless student is already enrolled at the College of Law
- Acct 2101 and Acct 2102, or MBA 8025 and MBA 8115
- As well as 21 semester hours of undergraduate (4000 level) accounting courses
You should consult with the Robinson College of Business regarding completing any prerequisites for 8000-level courses.
The College of Law will allow 12 credit hours of 8000-level M.P.A. courses in which students earn a grade of B or higher to be credited toward the requirements of the J.D. program. Thus, a student enrolled in the J.D./M.P.A. program will be able to complete the requirements for both degrees by completing 45 credit hours in Robinson College of Business and 78 credit hours in the College of Law.
Degree requirements for both programs must be completed within eight years of the student’s initial semester of enrollment in the joint program. The J.D. must be completed within seven years of the student’s initial enrollment in the J.D. program.
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