Thank you for your interest in contacting Accounting Degree Today. We regret that we cannot offer personalized advising or guidance to individuals. If you have additional questions that are not addressed in our FAQs below or elsewhere on our site, the best point of contact is typically the board of accounting for the state in which you wish to work or the admissions offices of colleges or universities that offer programs in your desired field.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of our visitors’ most frequently asked questions, sorted by inquiries related to working in accounting, finding accounting programs, careers in accounting and finance, and international applicants.
Working in Accounting
What are the requirements to become licensed as a CPA?
All 50 states in the US require 150 hours of postsecondary education in order to become licensed as a CPA. An undergraduate degree alone will not qualify a candidate to sit for the CPA exam. Typically, those interested in CPA licensure will complete a master’s degree after completing their bachelor’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement. States may have specific requirements for coursework as part of the 150 hours of study. Check with your state’s board of accountancy for up-to-date information on CPA requirements.
Can I get my CPA license with a bachelor’s degree?
No states currently allow CPA licensure with only a bachelor’s degree. However, there are many careers available in accounting for those with an undergraduate degree. See our careers page for more information on possible accounting career paths with an undergraduate degree.
Finding Accounting Degree Programs
Can you send me a list of schools specific to the type of program I am looking for?
We do not maintain lists of programs other than those that are publicly available on our site. You can visit our accounting schools guide to find information on schools and programs in your area. The National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator is another resource that allows you to find programs sorted by multiple criteria.
How can I enroll in your school?
As an informational resource, Accounting Degree Today does not offer courses or programs. Please see our accounting schools directory for lists of schools by state. You can also check out our guide to earning a master’s in accounting to find out more about graduate accounting degree programs.
What careers are available if you have an associate’s or bachelor’s in accounting?
Completing an associate’s or bachelor’s in accounting can open the doors to many potential careers, such as working in payable/receivable, payroll management, and cost accounting support, among many others. For a guide to common careers for accounting grads, visit our career page. For further guidance, we suggest reaching out to your professors and your school’s career center or alumni office. Local professional accounting associations can be another helpful resource.
I studied and became licensed in the accounting professions overseas, how do I become a CPA in the US?
Candidates who completed their education outside the US must meet the education guidelines for CPAs in the state in which they wish to practice through a credentials evaluation and be approved by the accountancy board in that jurisdiction to sit for the Uniform CPA exam. For specific requirements and guidelines, please contact the board of accountancy for the state in which you are seeking to become licensed.