Master's in Accounting

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for success both during and after the CPA exam. That’s why Public Accounting Report ranked UC’s M.S. in Accounting the number eight program in the United States. This program offers both full- and part-time options so that you can pursue your degree at your pace.

Our MS in Accounting program is specifically designed to cover all of the material typically tested by the CPA exam. Graduates of the Lindner MS Accounting program are qualified to sit for not only the State of Ohio CPA exam but also the tests proctored in most other states as well. While the requirements to take the exam differ from state-to-state, many examinations cover content that is not taught in most undergraduate programs.

Accounting Curriculum

We provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the workplace once they have successfully passed the CPA exam. Our faculty help students develop the tools utilized by top accounting firms, as well as comprehensive knowledge in the core areas of business, and how to best apply those frameworks to real-world challenges.

Classes include Cost Accounting, Advanced Financial Reporting, Auditing, and Fraud Examination. These courses prepare students for real-life scenarios including interview techniques, oral and written reports, research, the use of electronic databases, preparing financial statements, and more.

Why earn an Accounting master's degree?

Not only does our Master’s in Accounting program prepare students for the CPA, it also provides the necessary knowledge and skillset needed to work at the highest level in any area of accounting. Students can complete the program in as little as nine months with full-time and part-time program options. The Lindner College of Business also features career coaches to assist with finding internships and boasts a state-of-the-art building and an award-winning reputation.

Domestic graduates enjoy a 100 percent placement record and more than 80 percent accept a full-time position before graduation. UC graduates are hired by respected companies like Kroger, Fifth Third Bank, Caterpillar, EY and KPMG. Additionally, the nation's top five accounting firms all have a significant presence in Cincinnati.

Apply to our Master's in Accounting program today!

The University of Cincinnati’s Master’s in Accounting program features a history of student success after graduation, along with national recognition and cutting-edge CPA prepearation. Interested in learning more? Request information today!

Contact us

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Molly Rogers, MBA, CPA

MS Accounting Program Director and Associate Professor-Educator, Department of Accounting

2406 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7033

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Kevin Mussman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904