The Master of Science in Forensic Accounting is a unique 30-credit program designed for students pursuing careers in the dynamic and growing field of forensic accounting and fraud examination as well as for those students pursing traditional careers in public accounting, management accounting and government. The program provides qualified students with the opportunity to pursue licensure as a New York Certified Public Accountant. Students may be interested in pursuing certificates for the Certified Fraud Examiner or the Certified Internal Auditor.
The program may be completed in one year if enrolled full-time. Part-time students are expected to complete the degree within five years. Students planning to complete the program in one year must enter the program in the fall semester. All courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening beginning at or after 5 pm to accommodate both traditional fulltime and part-time study.
Students are expected to have a bachelor's degree in accounting or its equivalent from a regionally-accredited college or university. International students with degrees issued outside the U.S. must meet the standards for a U.S. baccalaureate degree. Those without the necessary undergraduate preparation must remedy any deficiencies. Students who are admitted without the necessary undergraduate academic preparation may need to be admitted conditionally and complete a configuration of undergraduate courses before beginning graduate courses.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Forensic Accounting program must submit a completed application. Application materials are available online. Criteria and procedures for application require submission or evidence of the following:
Criteria for admission will be evaluated in the context of applicant's demonstrating appropriate interest and likelihood of success in completing the degree.
For further information about the application process, contact the Graduate School.
Students in this program pursue a Master of Science degree and must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
Credits earned in baccalaureate-level courses are not applicable in meeting graduate degree requirements. The Master of Science in Forensic Accounting program requires the successful completion of 30 graduate credits.
The four required accounting courses (ACC prefix) must be taken at Brockport. Transfer credit up to 12 credits may be granted for the business-related coursework below.
The graduate program in accounting adhere to all College graduate policies, with the following additional policies:
The New York State Department of Education administers the standards for Public Accountancy. The master of science in forensic accounting combined with a student's prior course work must meet their requirements in order to sit for the Uniform CPA exam. At the time of the publication of the catalog, these requirements include:
However, because the Department of Education controls the criteria for eligibility, this College and Department cannot be held responsible for changes made during your course of study or after your graduation. Additional questions on eligibility should be directed to the Graduate Director.
Learning Goal 1: Our graduates will be knowledgeable about forensic accounting and advanced financial auditing concepts and applications.
Learning Goal 2: Our graduates will be adept at applying critical thinking skills in forensic accounting at a level commensurate with graduate degree work.
Learning Goal 3: Our graduates will be able to understand and evaluate ethical issues and situations arising in the accounting profession.
John M Anfuso MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Charles Callahan Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Tamoya Christie Ph.D
(Georgia State University)
Thomas E Cone Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
James J Cordeiro Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Professor and Chair
Yuanlong He Ph.D
(University Of Cincinnati-Main Campus)
Wei-Chuan Kao DBA
D Donald Kent Ph.D
Pamela Neely Ph.D
(SUNY At Albany)
Jane B Romal DBA
(Cleveland State University)
Sandeep Singh Ph.D
(Kent State University-Main Campus)
Kari Smoker MS
(Golden Gate University-San Francisco)
Kyongsei Sohn Ph.D
(George Washington University)
Manish Tewari Ph.D
(University Of Central Florida)