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M.S. in Forensic & Fraud Examination


Academic Requirements
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above* and a score of 500 on the  Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).*
  • OR one of the following:
    • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate
    • A related certification by an approved credentialing body
    • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree
    • Two years of relevant work experience
Prerequisite Coursework
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting
  • ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting
  • ACCT 322 Accounting Systems
  • ACCT 451 Auditing Theory

Applicants without the pre-requisite coursework may complete the WVU FFE  Ivy Software courses instead.

Application Process

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student using 2158 as the major code.

  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.
  2. Create a username and password.
  3. Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  4. When selecting a start term, choose ‘fall.’
  5. Upload an up-to-date resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  6. Request 1-3 letters of recommendation through the online portal (not required for WVU students). Individual letters should not exceed one page: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying.
  7. Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page): Your statement of purpose should be a short, one-page essay which describes your interest in the program, why you wish to pursue the program at WVU, how the program will help you reach your career goals, and any additional information which may be necessary to understanding your candidacy. 
  8. Pay application fee.
  9. Submit application.
  10. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicants undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to: 
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment 
    PO Box 6510 
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  11. For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores,  the program GMAT code is C2S-6D-25 or 5904 for GRE .
  12. International Students are required to submit at TOEFL or IELTS score. Required for international students. The College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
  13. For applicants requesting a GMAT waiver based on 2 or more years of relevant professional work experience, please indicate request for waiver in your Statement of Purpose.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis  once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.