Enhance your accounting career by gaining the skills to investigate fraud with the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting degree program. You'll learn how forensic accounting principles can be applied in complex financial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and contract disputes. You'll also discover how forensic accounting findings are used in court cases to prosecute white-collar criminals.
At SNHU, you can complete your degree in as few as 15 months at a university with more than an 80-year history of graduating successful business students. This degree program is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in business or accounting.
SNHU’s master’s in forensic accounting online aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in forensic accounting online at SNHU include:
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 ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Financial crises and legislative demand for greater transparency in financial reporting continue to fuel growth in forensic accounting. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10% employment growth for accountants and auditors through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.*
Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA. The content of our programs aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and fulfills the educational requirements for CPA certification in most states.
The online forensic accounting program curriculum will provide you with the strong accounting background required for success in this field. The content of this program aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Total Credits: 36
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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.