Best Master's Programs (BMP), an online guide, named New England College in Henniker and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester to its 25 Best Master's in Forensic Accounting Programs for 2020.
Accounting professionals have a range of specializations, and among them is forensic accounting. From white-collar crimes like embezzlement, money laundering, and fraud, to organized crime syndicates and terrorism, following the money is often key to cracking the case for law enforcement.
The BMP ranking of the top Forensic Accounting Master's programs is meant to help working accountants and career-changing adults find a program with a real return on investment and career impact.
Best Master's Programs used three criteria to determine the ranking:
- Cost (IPEDS data)
- Salary Potential (College Scorecard data)
- Student Review (Niche student reviews)
According to BMP, forensic accounting mainly appeals to experienced accountants, making online programs appealing. There are two paths – a MAcc with a forensic specialization, or adding a forensic certificate to an existing accounting degree. Both are readily available online, but not all such programs are legitimate and worth the time and energy, therefore BMP editors centered on accredited institutions offering fully online and hybrid programs.