Roosevelt University is one of the very few in the Chicago area to offer a Master of Science in Accounting Forensics program. Find out how you can advance in this growing field by developing strong analytical and deductive skills and enhancing your professional network. Complete this degree on our Chicago Campus or Fully Online.
Forensic accountants use auditing and investigative skills to determine the accuracy of financial reporting documents. Also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, they assist lawyers in performing investigations or act as expert witnesses in the litigation process. In the Master of Science in Accounting Forensics program, students gain the required knowledge to advance in the field by working on teams in small classes, with case analyses and written and oral presentations.
Roosevelt's diverse population — the Midwest's third-most diverse (U.S. News and World Report, 2018) — will put you in the center of myriad viewpoints. And in today's interconnected marketplace, global perspective is paramount. Plus, our students like the flexibility of earning an MSAF on a working professional's schedule. This includes weeknight classes in downtown Chicago.
Students work on teams in small classes, completing at least 31 credit hours of forensic accounting skills. Curriculum includes asset valuation, fraud examination, anti-money laundering, and computer forensics and auditing. The MSAF program also enhances students' preparedness to earn the following designations: the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA).
Graduates work with businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who need help advising on criminal activity including fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, concealment of debt or other fraudulent activities. Common career paths include work in law enforcement; state and local government; corporations; private practice; or banking, brokerage, insurance and other financial services industries.
“Roosevelt was a community environment that I was proud to be a part of.... [my pro bono project investigating alleged elder abuse] was a really rewarding experience to hopefully make a difference.”
“I personally think [Roosevelt has] genuine dedication and interest in guiding students in the MSAF program toward a successful career, and also making sure that students uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct at all times.”