What will I learn?

The master of science (MS) in forensic accounting program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in the growing and exciting field of forensic accounting. The curriculum for this degree includes courses in criminal and civil investigation, legal procedure, management of evidence, cyber forensics, substantive law, valuation, economic damages and internal auditing. An important element of the courses is the integration, in the course activities, of a variety of cases and role playing exercises. Another important element is the faculty with their extensive backgrounds in forensic accounting, both from an academic and practical standpoint, who will both challenge and educate the students. Successful graduates of the program will have the ability to conduct successful investigations and be able to effectively communicate in writing and orally both in and out of the courtroom with respect to a variety of criminal and civil financial matters. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for a career in this interesting mix of accounting, investigation, valuation and law known as forensic accounting.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to identify and apply the law, the rules of procedure and evidence and ethics that relate to forensic accounting.
Students will be able to identify, investigate and discover fraud and other improper accounting activities.
Students will be able to, orally and in writing, effectively communicate matters related to forensic accounting.

Which department am I in?

George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,000.00 per year
USD $750 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 15 August 2022

Venue

St Louis Home Campus

470 East Lockwood Avenue,

ST LOUIS,

Missouri,

63119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

For international students

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80
TOEFL: oBT: 550
IELTS: Academic: 6.5
Duolingo: 120
Pearson: 53
Cambridge Academic English: 176
Password: 6.5
GTEC: 1201
iTEP: 3.9

Additional Requirements

Requirements for admission to the MS in forensic accounting program include:

Official transcripts from all of your previously attended colleges and universities (including community colleges and summer courses).
The applicant must have completed the BS in business administration degree or approved equivalent from an accredited institution.
The applicant must have the following accounting courses or approved equivalent:

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Advanced Cost Accounting
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Federal Income Tax
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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