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Fraud Investigation & Forensic Accounting Careers

Prepare for In-Demand Roles with a Master’s Degree in Fraud and Forensics

Financial crimes are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of industries. The need for highly skilled accounting experts with a deep understanding of how to detect threats and navigate the legal process is growing. Those with a Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics are prepared to meet that need.

The demand for individuals with this expertise leads to lucrative salaries. MS in Fraud and Forensics alumni consistently rank as the highest earning graduates of Carlow University. Pursuing a Cyber Threat Research and Analytics track in our program can further set you apart. After graduation, you’ll be prepared to sit for the CFE exam and qualified for the 150 hours required to take the CPA exam.

Cyber Threat Analyst:


Cyber threat analysts work for a variety of organizations to identify, monitor and investigate digital threats. They compile reports and understand how threats could impact their organizations.



Auditors examine financial statements to ensure they comply with laws and are accurate and organized. They inspect accounting systems for potential risks for fraud and suggest ways to improve.

Additional forensic accounting careers:

  • Financial fraud investigator
  • Auditor
  • Money laundering investigator
  • Risk management officer
  • Compliance officer
  • Cyber financial analyst

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Program Outcomes: In-Demand Skills for a Variety of Industries

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Growing your fraud and forensics career is a huge step, and our team of instructors is ready to help you succeed.

Educational Partnerships

Carlow has an educational partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), as well as a memorandum of understanding with the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA).

Career Planning Services

Carlow provides career advising sessions, career-related programming, job search support and employer engagement on and off campus.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty are well-connected and have years of experience in the criminal justice system. They’re prepared to help you find your path and able to introduce you to others who can help.

Alumni Network

Our alumni network consists of more than 200 highly successful professionals who are ready to connect for networking opportunities, as well as to offer support and guidance.