Discover the Truth

Since most significant financial crimes involve computers either in commission, concealment, detection or investigation, this program provides you with skills not commonly found in traditional accounting programs, including how to extract, preserve and document digital financial crimes to ensure their admissibility and undeniability in court. The Master of Science in Forensic Auditing Analytics program combines courses in auditing, forensic accounting, business analytics and cybersecurity. These traditional forensics and auditing courses will be paired with cutting-edge business analytics knowledge to empower you to improve corporate governance as well as successfully prevent and fight financial misrepresentations and fraud in an increasingly digital economy.

Nationally-Ranked Affordable Programs

The College of Business has been recognized by the highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2023 for several programs.

  • 60th for Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Forensic Auditing Analytics students are typically interested in:

  • IT and financial auditing
  • Forensic accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Public Accounting
  • Establishing consulting firms offering investigation services as well as expert witness testimony
  • Detecting embezzlement, corruption and other white-collar crimes

Career possibilities and current median salaries

Information Security Analyst
Accountant or Auditor
Digital Forensic Examiner

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree in Forensic Auditing Analytics

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Industry Connections

Through guest speakers, company tours and internships, professional networking, and other opportunities, students, faculty and alumni are connected with  the business community.

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Nationally Accredited

The College of Business is one of only 800 schools worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

World-Class Faculty

Engage with exceptional faculty who are both significant scholars and leaders of industry.

Career Readiness

The College of Business offers an in-house Career Services Center focused on guiding business students seeking internships or employment.

What You Will Learn

  • Auditing procedures that can be used to prevent and detect fraud.
  • How to conduct quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Knowledge of litigation support, business valuation, cybercrime and other key forensics tasks.
  • Data analytics, database management, cyber and information security, IT audit, cyber forensics and IT security policy governance.
  • Business analytics skills to filter large volumes of data and to differentiate between financial and non-financial data.
  • Digital forensic skills to find, preserve and document digital evidence to ensure admissibility and undeniability in court.
  • Sharpen data problem-solving, critical thinking and interviewing skills while enhancing flexibility, persistence, skepticism and people skills.
  • Learn about computer internet schemes, corruption, forensic litigation and report writing within the legal environment.

Minors & Certificates

The courses required for this program are also included in the current Auditing and Forensics Certificate, making the certificate a stackable credential for this degree.

We offer various minors that can be combined with your Forensic Auditing Analytics (MS) degree. You can learn more about the available minors and their course requirements by visiting the Minors for Graduate Programs page.

  • Cyber Security
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics

Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. We offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Please check the schedule of classes for locations and times. Locations and times are subject to change.

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Program Costs

Use the following links to get further information to tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships.

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Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Note: This program is not currently available to international students.

Submit Application

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
  • Select “Forensic Auditing Analytics, MS” as your “Major.”

Domestic Application Fee 395064

  • Pay the $50 application fee.
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Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Note: GRE is not required.

Graduate Coordinator Rebecca Stevens 395100

Your Graduate Coordinator

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Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to your graduate coordinator.

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.

We accepts evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.

  • If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
  • If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact your graduate coordinator for more information.

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Describe your preparation for graduate work and your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Advisor if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

Graduate Enrollment Specialist Marcia Henderson 395420

Your Graduate Enrollment Specialist

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Department Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I transfer any credits into this program?

Yes, up to 12 hours.

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How can I take the Comprehensive Exam?

During your last semester, you must apply for graduation to initiate the Comprehensive Exam process. When you apply for graduation (in your final semester) you will be notified regarding the exam expectations. The exam details will come about 1-2 weeks after the graduation application period closes to your MyLeo Email.

Comprehensive exams are typically given around midterms. Contact the graduate advising office [email protected] no later than the second week of the semester if you have any questions.

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Are there any prerequisites for this program?

ACCT 502 is required if you have not already passed Principles of Accounting and Intermediate Accounting, respectively.

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Can I complete the courses in any order?

Yes, you can, so long as you have any required prerequisites for a course.

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How long does it take to complete this program?

Some students may be able to totally complete the program in one year and one semester; however, everyone’s situation is different and it could take longer.

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Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please contact the College of Business Graduate Advising, at 1-866-622-3899 or at [email protected].

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Will this program qualify me to take the CPA exam?

This will depend upon the rules of each individual state. Please see the following link provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Additional information about becoming a CPA, including about the exam, can be found at

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Can I use the prerequisite courses as electives?

No, they do not form part of the degree. They are required so that you have the background knowledge in accounting to be able to take the courses which comprise this program.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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