skip to main content
Patterson School of Accountancy
University of Mississippi

About the Patterson School of Accountancy

To keep pace with the increasing number of career options in accounting, the university elevated its accounting program to a separate School of Accountancy in 1979. As a subject, however, accountancy has been a part of the university’s curriculum since 1848.

A national leader in accounting education, the School of Accountancy was the first in the state to receive accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s accountancy programs.

The Patterson School of Accountancy (PSOA) has provided Mississippi and the nation with top business leaders. Our graduates are leaders in international accounting firms, chief executives in Fortune 500 companies, heads of governmental and not-for-profit agencies, and owners of small (and not-so-small) businesses in cities throughout the country. Whether in accountancy or some other field of activity, our alumni have found that their accountancy education has given them the skills to succeed in life.

Purpose & Vision

Accreditation & Rankings

Student Achievement

Accounting Libraries


Events Calendar

Programs of Study

The Patterson School of Accountancy confers these degrees:

Our undergraduate program provides training in the four major fields of accountancy: public, management, governmental, and taxation. In addition, our master’s and doctoral programs enhance our status as a national leader in the field.