MS in Forensic Accounting

As corporate financial scandals and economic crises have created an increased demand for forensic accountants, the duties of financial professionals are not limited to uncovering white collar crime. Today, in addition to exposing mortgage and healthcare fraud, forensics accounting professionals are tackling international terrorism, domestic terrorism and organized crime cases.

The master's degree in Forensic Accounting at Webster University offers a rigorous academic series that gives graduate students the knowledge and skill to succeed. Students apply accounting, investigation, valuation and law knowledge in the forensics accounting master's program to develop strategies that help reduce and prevent accounting fraud and other improper financial activity. The forensic accounting degree curriculum includes courses in criminal and civil investigation, legal procedure, management of evidence, cyber forensics, substantive law, valuation, economic damages, internal auditing and risk management. 

Webster University’s Master of Science in Forensic Accounting Program is a 36 credit hour program that consists of 12 courses designed for serious professionals.  In this graduate program, students will learn to detect fraud, accounting schemes, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales, valuation of businesses and more.

Forensic Accounting Points of Distinction

  • Courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their field, including accountants and attorneys who are Certified Public Accountants, Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), Certified Financial Forensic (CFF) and have extensive and varied backgrounds in accounting, law, investigation, cyber forensics and valuation both from an academic and practical standpoint.
  • Graduates of this program will have the tools to participate in successful financial investigations.  They will also be able to effectively communicate in a variety of criminal and civil financial matters both in and out of the court room.
  • This is an 18-month program.  Each term lasts approximately 9 weeks.
  • Classes are small, with 25 students or less.

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