Best Forensic Accounting Schools: List of Top Schools

Learn about some of the top schools in the country to offer programs in forensic accounting. Get ranking details on the schools as well as an overview of program options.

School Overviews

CUNY John Jay College and University at Albany - SUNY are two schools that offer programs for aspiring forensic accountants. The programs teach students and accountants to use legal, financial and investigative skills to determine financial fraud. John Jay College offers a graduate certificate in the field, and University at Albany - SUNY offers a one-year master's degree program in forensic accounting.

1. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY

School Highlight: This college is one of the nation's most renowned liberal arts schools, promising a rich learning environment for interested students.

The advanced certificate in forensic accounting is offered through the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program and also draws coursework from the criminal justice department. The certificate is designed for accounting professionals who are already working toward an M.P.A. degree at John Jay College. Coursework includes analytical methods in inspection, auditing and advanced financial reporting.

2. University at Albany - SUNY in Albany, NY

School Highlight: The university's School of Business Alumni boasts more than 100 partners at the biggest four accounting firms in the country.

The school offers a Master of Science in Forensic Accounting, in addition to a one-year M.S. in Forensic Accounting program that teaches students about the skills used to prevent, detect and investigate financial fraud. Classes include fraud examination, auditing of accounting systems and digital forensics.

Top Forensic Accounting Schools

College/University Name Distinction Location
Florida Atlantic University The school offers its graduate program in accounting with a concentration in forensic accounting online for working professionals Boca Raton, FL
Georgia Southern University As of 2015, U.S. News & World Report has continually recognized GSU as among the best schools offering online graduate programs Statesboro, GA
Northeastern University In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university #4 among up-and-coming schools. Boston, MA
Southern New Hampshire University The school's forensic accounting program prepares students to sit for the CPA exam as well as the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam Manchester, NH
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The school offers a discount on its forensic accounting certificate for students who register for all courses at the same time Charlotte, NC
University of West Florida Accounting students have access to internship opportunities Pensacola, FL

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