CPA Exam Education Eligibility (Graduate Certificate)

CPA Exam Education Eligibility (Graduate Certificate)

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CPA Exam Education Eligibility (Graduate Certificate)

CPA Exam Education Eligibility (Graduate Certificate)

This program is not currently accepting applications. 

We'll help you take an undergraduate degree in any business major and add the 24 accounting credits needed to take the CPA exam through the convenience of online learning.

When you complete the CPA Exam Education Eligibility Certificate you will meet the Minnesota requirements to take the CPA exam as you prepare to advance in your career as a Certified Public Accountant. You’ll gain technical and conceptual understanding of the CPA exam topics as specified by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In addition to solid content, your courses will include test taking strategies to help you prepare for the challenge of the CPA exam. 

Program Highlights

  • The program is available 100 percent online and completed in 18 months.
  • Designed for professionals with any undergraduate business degree.
  • A cohort model will connect you with classmates through interactive courses that foster engagement with faculty and peers.
  • Contains all the topics and credits necessary to be eligible to take the CPA exam as a Minnesota candidate. Students enrolled in this program meet the exam education requirements for Minnesota residency. 
  • All credits count toward the licensure requirement in Minnesota. 

Program Distinctions

  • Herberger Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The Business School has been accredited for more than 35 years.
  • Award winning, experienced professors.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall June 15

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment Acknowledgement form as a part of their application for admission.

CPA Exam Education Eligibility (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Kerry Marrer

Popular Careers

  • CPA in industry
  • CPA in public accounting
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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