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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.




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University, MS 38677


The School of Accountancy offers a Master of Accountancy (M.Accy.), a Master of Taxation (M.Tax.), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in accountancy.

The curriculum of the Patterson School of Accountancy consists of a two- year pre-accountancy program plus a three-year professional program. The Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Accy.) degree is awarded upon completion of requirements through the fourth year of the program. The professional degree of Master of Accountancy (M.Accy.) or Master of Taxation (M.Tax.) will be awarded at the successful completion of the fifth year. The school also offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in accountancy.


The primary function of the school is to provide professional education required to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. Emphasis is placed upon both theoretical principles and concepts and practical applications to fulfill the need for reliable financial information. Professional courses offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels provide students with the accounting education required to commence and continue to develop in a wide range of professional accounting careers.


The Patterson School of Accountancy's undergraduate program has been accredited since 1944 by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school’s master’s program received separate accounting accreditation in May 1983 and was reaccredited in 1992 by the AACSB. The University of Mississippi School of Accountancy was one of the first schools in the country to receive separate accounting accreditation at both bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The school is also a full member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.

Other Information

Mississippi Public Accountancy Law - The public accountancy law authorizes the State Board of Public Accountancy to award certificates to certified public accountants upon qualification through passage of the CPA examination and appropriate professional experience. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 150 educational hours with a concentration in accounting to apply to sit for the examination.

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