Master of Science in Accounting

Why Lindner for Accounting?

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting is designed from the ground up to maximize the probability that our students pass their CPA exam on their first attempt. While the requirements to take the CPA exam differ from state to state, many examinations cover content that is not taught in most undergraduate programs.

The University of Cincinnati MS 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 CPA tests proctored in most other states as well.

While the Lindner MS Accounting program focuses on passing the CPA exam, it also provides our students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the workplace once they have successfully passed the CPA exam. That's one of the reasons why Public Accounting Report ranked the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting the number eight program in the United States.

Program highlights

  • Ranked one of the Top 20 in the country among accounting programs with 15 or fewer full-time faculty by Public Accounting Report.
  • Students can complete the program in as little as nine months with full-time and part-time program options.
  • Students are hired by respected companies like Kroger, Fifth Third Bank, Caterpillar, EY and KPMG.
  • The Lindner MS Accounting program satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in most states.
  • The nation's top five accounting firms all have a significant presence in Cincinnati.
  • Domestic graduates enjoy a 100% placement record.

What you'll learn

You'll gain the skills and 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.

Length of program

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting program may be completed as either a full- time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in as few as nine months.

Contact us

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Molly Rogers, MBA, CPA

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

316 Carl H. Lindner Hall


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Kevin Mussman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment