MS in Forensic Accounting

If you are interested in a career in fighting accounting fraud and other improper financial activity, the MS in Forensic Accounting Degree at Webster University offers a rigorous academic series that will give you the knowledge and skill to succeed. The 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. These courses integrate, in the course activities, a variety of cases and role playing exercise.

Corporate financial scandals of the 1990s and the economic crisis looming today have created an increased demand for forensic accountants. However duties of these financial vigilantes are not limited to uncovering white collar crime. These days in addition to exposing mortgage and healthcare fraud, they are tackling international terrorism, domestic terrorism, and organized crime cases.

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 program, you will learn to detect fraud, accounting schemes, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales, valuation of businesses and more.

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.


The Master of Science in Forensic Accounting requires the successful completion of 36 credit hours including 30 required credit hours and 6 credit hours of electives.

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