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Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Master's, Graduate 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.

Expectations & Requirements


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).

Sample Courses

  • Issues in Asset Valuation
  • Fraud Examination
  • Financial Statements and Fraud
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Computer Forensics and Auditing


Professional Options


Tim Mulholland, MSAF '18

“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.”

Read Tim's Story

Tim Mulholland 2018
Certified Fraud Examiner, TJM Limited
Marisha Truong

“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.”

Marisha Truong 2013
Forensic Accounting Consultant, McGovern & Greene LLP

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Admission Interview
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.