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The Master of Science in Forensic Accounting is a robust program in the School of Business Administration and Economics, designed for students pursuing careers in the exciting and expanding field of forensic accounting, as well as for those students pursuing more traditional accounting careers in industry, government, and education or as CPAs in auditing, tax, and consulting.

Program Design and Requirements

  • The program consists of ten three-credit hour courses that focus on forensic accounting, auditing, fraud investigation, and related business topics to prepare students for a career in accounting.
  • Courses are offered Monday through Thursday evenings with classes beginning no earlier than 5 pm on the College’s Brockport campus.
  • Students are admitted for both the fall and spring semesters, but students who plan to complete the degree in one year must enter in the fall semester.
  • Up to 12 hours of transfer credit is allowed for appropriate graduate work with a grade of B or higher.
  • All the accounting courses must be taken at The College at Brockport. 

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in accounting (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE General Test score report
  • Statement of objectives 

Application Deadlines

  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester 

Career Opportunities

  • CPA
  • Controller
  • Fraud Examiner
  • FBI or Secret Service Agent
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • IRS Agent
  • Systems Auditor  

The Center for Student Success in the School of Business Administration and Economics is dedicated to working with our students to help prepare them for their future careers. Many opportunities exist for students to develop their networking skills and make professional contacts.

The Center hosts an Accounting Recruiting and Networking Night each fall, which draws upwards of 20 firms interested in meeting and interviewing our students.

A résumé referral program and on-campus interviews result in a high placement rate for our accounting students.  

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Program Contact

Donald Kent

Donald Kent, Jr., PhD, CPA, CFE
Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-5521

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