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Online Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

Fight Financial Fraud by Earning a Graduate Forensic Accounting Certificate Online

Dig deeper into the world of investigative accounting by enrolling in the online Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate at Southern New Hampshire University. Gain an eye for detail with a background in accounting basics and legal concepts while you learn from expert forensic accounting faculty.

The graduate forensic accounting certificate online will prepare you for specific accounting practices, including mergers and acquisitions investigations, tax investigations, economic crime investigations, civil litigation support, specialized audits and terrorism investigations.

See Yourself Succeed in Forensic Accounting

SNHU's graduate forensic accounting certificate online will provide you with the advanced forensic accounting skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your forensic accounting certificate at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it's convenient for you - online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your certificate at your own pace, over five 10-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.

The graduate certificate in Forensic Accounting requires 2 years of managerial level accounting experience specifically in auditing and financial reporting analysis. Candidates must also submit a professional resume.

Career Outlook

As one of the fastest growing fields in accounting, according to U.S. News & World Report, forensic accounting combines accounting principles with the detection and prevention of fraud against the government, corporations, organizations and individuals.

The demand for professionals with accounting certificates and accounting degrees is rising, creating a strong job market for those with an accounting background. Accounting and auditing career opportunities are expected to grow 13% through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The graduate forensic accounting certificate online will introduce you to a range of advanced forensic accounting and fraud examination topics, including legal aspects of fraud and the role of technology in detection and prevention.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.