Professional Accounting Certification

Department of Accounting and Business Law

Program Description

The Professional Accounting Certificate graduate program allows you to take advanced accounting and other coursework which helps you satisfy the requirements of the CPA examination established by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

You must meet the general university requirements for admission. In addition, this program is only available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting from a domestic accredited university, or students currently enrolled as an undergraduate accounting student at Lamar University.

Why Study Professional Accounting at Lamar?

The Professional Accounting Certificate program is another way to help further you in your pursuit of a career in accounting. The program will provide you with the necessary critical thinking abilities, communication and team skills, and knowledge of ethics and professionalism for successful careers in public accounting, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. 

If you successfully complete the GCPA with a minimum letter grade of “C” in each certificate course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the five certificate courses, you may be admitted to the M.S.A program, and the certificate courses will be applied toward M.S.A degree requirements.

Career Paths

After receiving your certificate, you will achieve the depth and breadth of accounting knowledge needed in today’s marketplace. Lamar University strives to recruit the best instructors and students from around the world, so you can count on our program and faculty to prepare you for a diverse landscape.

Primary Careers

Public and Corporate Accounting, Information Systems and Analysis, Taxation