Students are required to complete a minimum of 31 hours of approved coursework beyond the undergraduate degree. At least 18 of these hours must be coursework in the major field. A minimum of 24 hours must be taken in courses open only to graduate students, and 15 of these must be in courses in accounting and taxation at The University of Alabama. Students are also required to complete Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting, either prior to entering the program or as part of the M.T.A. degree.
Students planning on sitting for the CPA exam in the state of Alabama need three financial accounting courses, two auditing courses, one governmental accounting course and two law courses. Students should select three classes from the above list of electives if not taken during undergraduate school.