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Patterson School of Accountancy
University of Mississippi

Academic Advising for Master’s Students

Incoming master’s students will be advised by Dr. Jennifer McClure, Director of Master’s Programs, prior to registering for graduate classes.

For students who have not yet been admitted to a master’s program, tentative degree plans that may be subject to change based on admission will be created. Participating in advising does not guarantee acceptance into a master’s program.

Advising appointments can be scheduled via the Calendly website

You are required to be advised only once for your master’s program, but Dr. McClure will be available to assist you as needed.

If you are an Ole Miss student who will be an August (summer) graduate, you must meet with your undergraduate advisor for summer term advising prior to meeting with Dr. McClure for graduate advising.

Preparing for Your Advising Meeting

Advising meetings will last approximately 30 minutes. During that time, Dr. McClure and you will review courses required for your master’s program and develop a degree plan.

Prior to your advising meeting, you will want to review the degree requirements for your program and consider which electives you may want to take. Course descriptions are available in the course catalog.

You will also want to review the requirements to sit for the exam and for licensure eligibility for the state in which you are planning to pursue CPA licensure. While the CPA exam is the same for all states, requirements to sit for the exam and for licensure eligibility vary and may inform your elective choices in your master’s program.