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Carlow University's Fraud and Forensics master's degree program responds to the need for advanced training in the field of white-collar crime as a result of global financial crises, increasing white-collar crimes, and growing instances of occupational fraud. Designed by licensed experts from accounting, law enforcement, government and corporations, Carlow offers the first master's program of its kind in the nation.

QUICK FACTS: Classes begin in August; no GRE or GMAT required; 100% online, can be completed in one year, MFF and CTRA certificate credits earned can be applied toward degree completion.


Don't have the time for a full Masters Program? Consider one of our 9-credit special graduate certificates.

Credits earned can be used toward completion of the Masters of Fraud and Forensics degree.

The Masters of Fraud and Forensics special graduate certificate

Cyber Threat Research and Analysis special graduate certificate


Bernadette Harris is an MFF graduate, owner of her own successful accounting business ( and now a bestselling author. The Kindle edition of her book, Did You Hire a Fraud? Solid Safeguards to Prevent Insider Theft, reached #1 in its category. 

“The Carlow MFF program gave me the confidence I needed to add Forensic Accounting to the service offerings of my business.  EVERYTHING I learned in this program has served me and my clients extremely well.  I am always recommending Carlow to the aspiring forensic accounting professional I mentor.” – Bernadette L. Harris, MS, MBA, CFE (Class of 2015)

"The MFF program helped me make the career change that I desired by setting me up with the necessary skills needed to thrive in white collar crime investigation. The program also provided me with the essential knowledge needed to obtain my CFE certification and further my career!"
— Lacey Benton, CFE, MS, Detection and Investigation Analyst Lead for Pittsburgh National Corporation

"Carlow’s MFF program has opened numerous doors for me. It’s less textbook and more real-life than others out there."
— Mark Malinowski, CFE, CAMS

Build a strong professional network that includes our experienced faculty, an advisory council of national subject-matter experts, and peers from a variety of positions and industries worldwide.

“There is nothing else out there like this program. The professors are passionate about what they do, and they’re very approachable. They portray their love for the subject to us without even meeting us face to face.”

— Maddie Miller, CFE

A Carlow MFF degree gets results, whether you’re seeking a promotion, a job change, teaching credentials, or to pass the CFE exam.

“Those involved in fraud and forensics share a common goal: we are people who live and breathe integrity, have a passion for justice, and have a dogged determination to ascertain the truth. Carlow has all the training you need to get started.”

— David Debenham, BA, MBA, JD, LLM, MSc, DIFA, CFE, CFI, CFS



The Department of Management, Accounting Fraud and Forensics, and Justice Studies at Carlow University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. In granting candidacy status, the IACBE has determined that the business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are eligible for accreditation:

Master's Level Programs

  • Master of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics, Department of Accounting in Fraud and Forensics

Bachelor's Level Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Department of Accounting Fraud and Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Department of Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting, Department of Accounting Fraud and Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and Technology, Department of Management

If you'd like to learn more about our Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics program, let us know!


Alumni Spotlight

Mark Malinowski

“Carlow’s MFF program has opened numerous doors for me.”

CFE, CAMS, MS in Fraud and Forensics ’13

David Debenham

“I compared all of the programs and concluded that Carlow's program was, by far, the most relevant for practitioners.”

MS ’13