Undergraduate students in the following majors are invited to apply to Carlow’s Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics program prior to graduation (majors from other fields may petition to apply):
Juniors and seniors admitted to this program would be permitted to take up to eight credits while they are still undergraduate students. This includes the following courses:
The eight credits include the following courses:
- MFF 710 Fraud and Forensics community Experience, (2 credits), summer semester
- MFF 711 White Collar Crime, (3 credits), fall semester
- MFF 713 Organizations, Ethics, and Fraud Prevention, (3 credits), fall semester or MFF721 Legal Elements of Fraud, (3 credits), spring semester
The four courses offered have been pre-selected as optimal for undergraduate students. To be given graduate credit, all graduate courses must be passed with a B- or above. These eight credits will also be counted toward the 120 credits needed for the undergraduate degree and be concurrently posted on the graduate transcript. Graduate courses will count for graduate credit only if the student earns a B- or higher; graduate courses will count for undergraduate credit even if the student earns a C+ through D-.
This opportunity can save students time and money if they are planning on starting into Carlow’s MFF program. This is also an opportunity for students to engage in higher-level work and interact with graduate students while completing their undergraduate coursework. The classes will have both undergraduate and graduate students.
To remain in this program, students will need to maintain a 3.0 overall GPA average. The opportunity to enter the Fraud and Forensics program will present a path to a graduate degree unlike that offered by other universities.
This program is an Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree program. However, the student does not complete the program any faster — it takes an additional year regardless of taking MFF courses during their undergraduate career. As a result, the student does not graduate from the MFF any earlier.
Accelerated Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics begins during your Junior year.
To begin MFF study, the student can be in any major, and will need:
Final and full admission to the MFF may be granted upon completion of the undergraduate degree from Carlow.
- Rising Junior or Senior status
- Cumulative 3.2 GPA
- Undergraduate advisor's approval
- Submit application materials which include letters of recommendation from two Carlow faculty members and a personal statement prescribed by the MFF program
- Approval of the MFF director upon completion of the above materials
- To remain in the program, students will need to maintain a 3.0 overall GPA average
- Students must earn a B- or above in all MFF courses for the course(s) to count for graduate credit
- Students can take a maximum of 8 MFF credits
- MFF 710 Fraud and Forensics Community Experience (2 credits) must be taken during the summer before their final year at Carlow and before they start any MFF courses