Online Forensic Accounting Master's Degree

Learn to Investigate, Detect, and Prevent Fraud

Stevenson University Online’s Master of Science in Forensic Accounting prepares students for careers in investigative accounting and fraud prevention. As organizations move to comply with stricter laws, regulations, and evolving professional auditing standards, the demand for accountants and auditors is expected grow 6 percent through 2031, opening up more than 81,000 new positions.

Earning an online Master’s in Forensic Accounting degree will help you qualify for new career opportunities in this growing industry. Our fully online forensic accounting master’s program trains accounting professionals to assess fraud risk and the adequacy of internal control structures, evaluate financial evidence, and effectively communicate their findings, analysis, and conclusions during legal proceedings. With intentionally designed courses taught by accomplished faculty with real-world experience, you can be confident your Master’s in Forensic Science from Stevenson University Online will prepare you meet the industry’s high standards.


Flexible Schedule

Fully Accredited

Complete in as Few as 18 Months

36 Credits

100% Online

One-on-One Attention

In-Demand Career

Acquire the Specialized Skills Employers Want

From public and private practices to leading corporations and government agencies, forensic accountants and auditors serve critical roles in a variety of organizations.

Graduates of our online Master’s in Forensic Accounting program will gain the skills to excel in:

  • Examining financial statements for false and/or misleading statements
  • Assessing fraud risk and adequacy of internal control structures
  • Evaluating financial evidence
  • Synthesizing accounting, auditing, computer, and investigative analysis into coherent, defensible conclusions
  • Effectively communicating findings, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations, orally and in writing

Top Careers for Legal Studies Graduates

Graduates from our forensic accounting online program can pursue careers such as:

  • Forensic Accountants
  • Business Valuation Experts
  • Fraud Examiners

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  • Completed online application.
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate major in Accounting OR advanced coursework/professional work experience in Accounting.
  • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, students must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
  • Personal statement.


$695.00 Per Credit / $2,085.00 Per Course (3 Credits), Spring – Summer 2023

$705.00 Per Credit / $2,115.00 Per Course (3 Credits), as of Fall 2023

  • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
  • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your online master’s degree by eliminating all fees. 
  • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.


  • Fraud: Accounting
  • Investigation and Analysis: Auditing
  • Investigation and Analysis: Tax
  • Business Valuation
  • Litigation Theory and Practice

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Forensic Accounting Certificate Options

Stevenson also offers a fully-online graduate certificate for those interested in advancing their career in Forensic Accounting. 

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