Master of Accountancy / Forensic Accounting
University of Scranton

Program Details

Develop the skills to investigate accounting fraud, present findings in corporate and legal settings, and provide risk-management consultation with The University of Scranton's online, AACSB-accredited Master of Accountancy with Forensic Accounting concentration.

This program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of financial and managerial accounting, ethics, and communications, comprising four required courses, five concentration elective courses and a capstone applied-research course to tie everything together.

As you learn from our award-winning faculty, you will complete the final 30 hours of the 150-credit-hour requirement to sit for your CPA licensure exam and benefit from the the premier, Big 4 Firms-endorsed Wiley CPAexcel® — available to students at a deep discount in order to prepare for the CPA exam.

You'll graduate prepared to:

  • Complete the CPA exam
  • Apply practical knowledge in the field
  • Investigate accounting fraud and present your findings
  • Provide professional consultation on risk management

The University of Scranton's AACSB-accredited online MAcc program is designed for full-time accounting professionals who need to learn on a flexible schedule. The curriculum is frequently updated by The University of Scranton's Accounting Department Partnership Council (ADPC), a group of practicing CPAs who provide consulting, student mentorship, and alumni networking.

MACC Bridge Option – Open to Non-Accounting Majors

Students with a non-accounting bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for the online MAcc program through the Accounting Bridge option*, which offers the necessary prerequisite courses online to provide the foundation in accounting needed to be successful in the master's program. Applicants need to have completed at least one 3-credit financial accounting course with a grade of B or better from an accredited institution.

* If seeking a CPA: Many states require 150 semester hours of education within a prescribed accounting coursework curriculum for obtaining the CPA license. Students without prior accounting and related coursework are unlikely to meet this requirement through completing the MAcc program. Such students may need to complete any additional required course(s) that they have not completed. Please refer to your individual state's requirements.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Scranton is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants who don’t have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business must take additional Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Bridge courses.