Admission Requirements

Follow your passion for forensic accounting

The forensic accounting certificate program at Missouri State offers you a unique opportunity to specialize in this growing discipline of accounting. The School of Accountancy offers you two options for pursuing this certification—as a stand-alone program or as an addition to your graduate program of study.

If you are only interested in the certificate, you still must be admitted to both the Graduate College and the School of Accountancy.

Admission into the forensic accounting certificate program first requires admission into the Graduate College. Also, you must meet the minimum admission requirements for the Master of Accountancy:

Entrance criteria

Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student.  The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Accountancy program.  All course work must be approved by the MAcc Program Director.

Pursuing certification only

If you are a new student pursuing only the forensic accounting certificate, follow the steps below to be successfully admitted into the program:

  1. Submit a Graduate College application. A $35 application fee is required. 
  2. Gain admittance to the Graduate College.
  3. Meet with the graduate program director to complete a plan of study to submit to the Graduate College.

Adding the certificate program

If you are a current graduate student who wishes to add the forensic accounting certificate, follow the steps below to successfully add the certificate:

  1. Submit a Graduate College application. No additional application fee is required.
  2. Meet with the graduate program director to complete a plan of study to submit to the Graduate College.

Please note that any alterations to the approved plan of study must be noted on a request for certificate plan of study change form and submitted to the Graduate College.