Prepare to audit, investigate, and prevent fraud and financial crimes. In Utica's online M.S. in Forensic Accounting, you learn to combine skills in forensic accounting, auditing, and analysis with investigative techniques and data technologies while you complete the academic requirements for CPA licensure.
You complete the degree in two years where and when it's best for you.
While most forensic accounting programs teach forensic skills in just a few courses, at Utica University, there is a forensic focus in coursework throughout the entire program, providing deep knowledge that allows you to graduate with expert skills and experience.
As part of the core curriculum, you'll study:
- Forensic Accounting
- Assurance and Forensic Auditing
- Financial Investigations
- Fraud Management and Technology
While most students will have a bachelor's in accounting, you're welcome to enroll with a non-accounting undergraduate degree.
Internal auditing managers with fraud investigation skills earn a median salary of $104,762, a needed position among U.S. and Canadian companies who report 46% of the world's occupational fraud. You'll also qualify for in-demand roles such as:
- Forensic Accounting Manager
- Financial Forensic Analyst
- Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
- Fraud Investigator
Graduates can pursue CTFE and CAMS certifications.
Utica University's online M.S. in Forensic Accounting program is designed to give you in-depth knowledge to take on leadership roles in the public, private, or government sector.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Utica University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.7 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)