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Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.)

Achieve greater breadth and depth of knowledge — and increase your earning potential — with The University of Toledo's Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.), a one-year master's degree in accounting.



The average class size for UToledo students earning a master’s degree in accountancy is only 20 students


University of Toledo graduates have the potential to increase their starting salary by more than 20% with an accounting master's degree


Complete a UToledo M.S.A. degree in nine months of full-time study or enroll part-time.

As an AACSB-accredited accounting graduate school, the UToledo Neff College of Business and Innovation's Department of Accounting will help you learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success as an accountant and business leader. UToledo's accounting master's degree program is also specifically designed to fulfill Uniform CPA Exam requirements, so you can qualify to sit for the test in Ohio and other states.

  • Fast, flexible track to success. Earn your master’s degree in accounting with only 10 courses — or 30 credit hours. Choose from a mix of online and evening classes that fit within your needs and schedule to complete the M.S.A. in nine months of full-time study or enroll part-time.
  • National reputation. Get your master’s degree from one of the best masters of accountancy schools in Ohio and the nation. UToledo's Accounting Department is a member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), which is "committed to the promotion and support of high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs".
  • Small classes, experienced faculty. Enjoy individual attention from dedicated accounting faculty. The average class size for UToledo students earning a master’s degree in accountancy is 20, which supports interaction and collaboration with other graduate degree candidates, unique perspectives from professors experienced in the field and real-time responses on hot topics in the industry.
  • CPA exam prep. Increase your odds of passing the CPA Exam, with help from the Alan Barry Workshop Series and the free Alan Barry Accounting Lab. It's the only facility of its kind in the nation with lab licenses for CPA and CMA review material. Nationwide, M.S.A. graduates have higher pass rates than those without the graduate degree.
  • Advanced job skills. Achieve higher-level career success in a dynamic work environment. The master’s degree in accountancy program gives you professional experience with critical and analytical thinking, leadership, teamwork, effective communication, and big data and data analytics — vital skills for competing in today's job market.


With a variety of online and evening courses to choose from, you can earn a master's degree in accounting on your own time and schedule to achieve your career goals. M.S.A. students can also combine coursework from available options to earn additional degrees — such as a juris doctor (J.D.) or master's in business administration (M.B.A.) — in related areas of study for diverse options along a career path.

Sample Master of Accountancy Graduate Program Courses:

External Financial Reporting III Advanced Managerial Accounting
Financial Contemporary Problems Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Research in Accounting and Taxation Supply Chain Management
International Accounting and Taxation Information Technology & E-Business
Taxation of Business Entities  


Department of Accounting is accredited by the AACSB

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Member of Federated Schools of Accountancy

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Achieved Superior status every year (except one) for 20 years 





Graduate Program Advisor: Rachel Schaeffer, M.B.A.Rachel.Schaeffer@utoledo.eduOffice:  Stranahan Hall - 1016(419) 530-5386


Secretary:  Susan Welch
Office:  Stranahan Hall - 3041

(419) 530-2277 Department Office
(419) 530-2873 Department Fax

Last Updated: 11/2/22