• Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc)

    Hybrid Course - A Combination of in Classroom Instruction and Online Learning

    Why UC

    Forensic accounting is the fastest growing niche market in the accounting profession.

    Our program is specifically designed for working professionals with a unique hybrid structure.

    Earn your degree in 16 months, with biweekly virtual classes and 8 weekend campus visits.

    We focus on all types of engagements of a forensic accountant, providing a broad knowledge base, including investigative and communication skills.

    Curriculum designed by practicing forensic accountants; all instructors are active practitioners.

    About the MFAcc

    We offer the first Master of Forensic Accounting program in the nation, with a curriculum that provides an educational framework founded on both theory and practical application. Content areas of this program include criminology, professional research and writing, persuasive communication, legal framework, professional ethics, data analysis, and fundamentals of various forensic accounting engagements.

     

     
     

     

    What You Will Study

    MFAcc students will be able to demonstrate a foundational knowledge of forensic theory, as well as an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant. Graduates of the program will be able to farther and analyze evidence, be able to document and present findings and conclusions, and develop a mindset of professional skepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving.

     
    MFAcc Mock Trial

    Attend the MFAcc mock trial July 21-22.  Click here for details.

     

     

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to the MFAcc program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate work, including:

    • Six semester hours of accounting (Principles of Accounting I and II)
    • Six semester hours of economics (Macro and Micro)
    • Three semester hours of finance (Business or Managerial)

    In addition, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation:

    • Recent college graduates without work experience must provide two or more instructor references from courses taken during the junior or senior year.
    • Working professionals must provide two or more recommendations, including one from the applicant’s current employer.
    • All references should address the applicant’s career potential and ability to take on graduate-level work.
    • An interview with the MFAcc program coordinator is also required.
     

     

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    Cost for the MFAcc program is $30,000 plus textbooks. (Meals during on-campus residencies are included in the cost.)

     

    Fact Sheet

    Download the MFAcc Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Download the MFAcc Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Catalog

    Download the Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.

    Curriculum Modules

    Download the MFAcc Curriculum Modules

    The MFAcc is a module-based program, comprised of eight 8-week modules (equivalent to 5 semester hours each) over a period of sixteen months.

    Schedule

    Download the MFAcc Schedule (schedule is subject to change).

    Students meet on campus for a total of eight two-day class sessions, held on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meals, including dinner on Friday evening and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, are provided.

     

     

    Job Opportunities

     
    CPA/Consulting Firms
    • External Auditor
    • Valuation Analyst
    • Expert Witness
    • Consulting Expert
    • Fraud Investigator
    Insurance Companies
    • Claims Examiner
    • Fraud Investigator
     
    Law Enforcement (state and federal)
    • Documents Examiner
    • Digital Analyst
    • Special Agent (FBI)
    Regulatory Agencies (e.g., Federal Reserve, SEC)
    • Financial Analyst
    • Examiner
     
    Internal Revenue Service
    • Tax Examiner
    • Tax Specialist
    • Tax Compliance Officer
    • Internal Revenue Agent
    Government Accountability Office
    • Financial Analyst
    • Financial Auditor
    • Criminal Investigator
     

    MFAcc Program Faculty

     
    Robert J. Rufus
    Robert J. Rufus
    DBA, CPA, CVA, CFF

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    Judge Dwane L. Tinsley
    Judge Dwane L. Tinsley
    Esq., AFI

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    David A. Clayman
    David A. Clayman
    Ph.D.

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    Laura S. Miller
    Dr. Laura S. Miller
    DBA, CFA, CVA

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    Robert W. Hinzman
    Robert W. Hinzman
    CFE

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    Christina Chard(1)
    Christina Chard
    GCFE, AFI, ITIL, PMP

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    Joshua L. Brunty
    Joshua L. Brunty
    MS

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    David W. Epperly
    David W. Epperly
    MBA, CPA, CVA, AFI

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    MFAcc Admissions Representatives

     
    Bobby Redd
    Bobby Redd

    Admissions Representative
    304-860-5621
    bobbyredd@ucwv.edu