M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Accounting

University at Albany

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting and want to make your living investigating white-collar crime, the Forensic Accounting program of University at Albany can help you achieve your career goals.


This graduate degree qualifies you to take the Uniform CPA Exam required of all certified public accountants, and prepares you to start earning industry-recognized credentials in fraud examination and financial forensics as soon as you obtain your CPA license.

Through this specialized curriculum, in the Forensic Accounting program of University at Albany you’ll gain general expertise in public accounting practice while mastering advanced topics covered in the most respected certification exams in forensic accounting.

Career Path

Forensic accountants analyze financial records, trace funds, locate hidden assets, investigate transactions, and interview people involved with white-collar crimes such as money laundering, insurance fraud, embezzlement, misappropriated products and services, credit card theft, false bankruptcy, etc.

The type of forensic work you’ll be doing depends on the focus of the business or public agency that employs you.

As a forensic accounting student at UAlbany, you have access to career services offered by the School of Business and can easily connect with recruiters from major accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Statistical Methods for Forensic Accounting and Assurance
  • Fraud Examination
  • Financial Statement Fraud and Corporate Governance
  • Digital Forensics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Cost Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals: the statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • GMAT

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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