Department of Accounting


Accounting is the language of business and is an increasingly complex subject matter. Majors offer technical accounting knowledge in taxation and professional accounting that lead to enriching careers in private, public and nonprofit sectors.

To study accounting is to study information systems and controls, financial reporting, analysis, taxation, decision-making, and managing technology, developing business plans, and formulating business strategy.

Individuals who like being challenged by a variety of situations and technologies and who enjoy identifying, analyzing, and solving problems are well-suited to majoring in accounting.

Catalog Descriptions

Accounting - BBA, BS

Accounting - MS

Accounting - MPA

Taxation - MS

Accounting - PhD

Accounting - PPIA

Accounting - Tax Certificate Program

For more information contact UG Advising Center / Graduate Business Services

Reasons To Study Accounting

  • Separately Accredited Accounting Program By The AACSB
  • Excellent Salaries At Graduation
  • Over $100k In Accounting Student Scholarships Given Annually
  • Active Internship Program For Undergraduate And Graduate Students
  • Strong CPA Exam Pass Rates
  • Active Student Organizations With Professor Engagement Opportunities


The MS Accounting, MS Taxation and MPA programs are designed to meet the educational requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as part of the licensing requirements for certified public accountants. These programs may also satisfy the educational requirements in other states. However, some of these states may have additional requirements that are not met by UTA’s programs. Please note that the TSBPA makes the final determination of courses that count toward CPA exam eligibility, so check with the TSBPA for updated rules and to confirm your eligibility through the Application of Intent process. It is essential that students in these programs meet with the graduate advisor for these programs to ensure that their program of work meets all the educational requirements of TSBPA and to plan their courses taking into account their own educational background.

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Office Hours With The Chair

Chair's Office Hours: Mondays - 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Thursdays - 5:00 – 6:00 pm, when school is in session. All UTA students who take Accounting/Business Law classes or have an interest in the accounting majors are welcome to attend this open, unstructured conversation with the Chair, Dr. Ram Venkataraman. Follow this link to TEAMS where you can join with your UTA email address and password.

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Intermediate Entrance Exam

Upcoming Test Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021. The Entrance Exam will return to in-person. Deadline for registration is Friday May 14, 2021 at 5pm. Due current Covid-19 class room capacity restrictions, you must register by Friday May14, 2021. No registration will be accepted after this date. No walk-up registration will be allowed. The test will begin at 10:00 am and is a 2 hour exam. Registration will open on April 1, 2021 for the May 22nd exam. Registration for other exams will open 1 month prior to the exam date.

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The Department of Accounting awards over $100,000 in scholarships to qualified accounting majors annually. These scholarship funds come from a number of sources including: endowed scholarship accounts, firms who recruit on campus, and professional associations.

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UTA Accounting CPE DAY

This annual event, established in 2011, is an educational opportunity for the Department of Accounting’s alumni and other professionals to earn Continuing Professional Education credits required for the maintenance of Texas CPA licenses. Two half-days attendance earns eight credit hours in subjects ranging from audit, tax, accounting, diversity, and ethics, among others. It also provides alumni and friends an opportunity to donate to the Accounting Graduate Fellowship, which awards scholarships each year to high-achieving accounting students.


Big Four, national, regional, and local accounting firms as well as public and private corporations

Contact Department

Main Office Number:
Dr. Ramgopal Venkataraman, Department Chair
Dr. Cherie Henderson, Graduate Advisor/Clinical Associate Professor
Kimberly Van Arsdale, Administrative Assistant
Shunda Dixon, Support Specialist II
Anna Pratt, Support Specialist II

Application For Graduate Assistantship

Several assistantships are awarded each semester based on the needs of the Department. These part time positions require 20 hours per week. A Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) is entitled to pay Texas In-State resident tuition rates. Stipends start at approximately $4500/nine months for masters students.

1. Unconditional admission
2. 3.0 GPA
3. Non-native speakers: English language proficiency (TOEFL 23; IELTS 7)
4. Enrolled full time (9 credit hours during fall and spring; 6 credit hours during summer)
5. Satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree at UTA

Click the button below to complete the application. Print it and your resume, then take them to the Department of Accounting in the Business Building, Office 409. The Department will select Accounting and Business majors as priority. RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED in April, May, November & December.

Want To Learn More About Accounting?

Contact your academic advisor to schedule an appointment.