Forensic Degree Program Ranked 3rd in Nation by logo in shades of blue with text reading "Best Graduate Degrees in Forensic Accounting"

The graduate degree in Forensic Accounting offered by the School of Business of the State University of New York at Old Westbury has been ranked 3rd in the nation among the “Best Master’s Degrees in Forensic Accounting” as ranked by  

SUNY Old Westbury placed behind West Virginia University and Florida International University in the rankings, which were compiled based on key factors related to academics, affordability, reputation, and program availability.  

“This recognition only confirms what we already knew – that the quality of our Forensic Accounting program is high and that it should be the program-of-choice for accountants throughout our region,” said Dr. Shalei Simms, dean of the SUNY Old Westbury School of Business.

The M.S. in Forensic Accounting at SUNY Old Westbury is the only graduate degree in this specific field to be offered on Long Island. The 30-credit program is for students seeking a career in this fast-growing arena as a forensic accountant or fraud examiner. Offered over a three-semester arc in one calendar year, the program enables students to meet the 150-credit hour requirement to qualify for CPA licensure in New York State while providing a foundation for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam.

Students in the M.S. program also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through the campus’ Justice for Fraud Victims Project, which works to assist victims of suspected financial fraud in cases where forensic investigative services are limited or too costly.

The SUNY Old Westbury School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the largest and longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools worldwide. With degree programs centered in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Marketing, the School of Business pursues its mission of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and values to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly in the constantly changing landscape of business today. Serving more than 700 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the School of Business offers rigorous academic training in a small class atmosphere. is a web-based resource that works to provide a targeted view of top degree programs, highlight successful job profiles, and help guide aspiring and current accountants through their academic and career paths.

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