Admissions Requirements - Forensic Accounting

Admissions Requirements

  • Rolling admissions with Fall, or part time Spring starts
  • Applicants must hold undergraduate accounting degree
  • Students can take classes on a full or part-time basis

Applications will be processed when they are submitted, although an application cannot be reviewed for a final decision by the Admissions Committee until all materials are submitted:

  • Free Online Application including essay
  • An official transcript from each college attended
  • Current resume
  • Official GMAT (code 345-Q9-58)
  • Optional - Work Experience and Letters of Recommendations

*GMAT requirement can be waived for Forensic Accounting if:

  • Applicant has already obtained their CPA
  • Applicant has already completed a master’s degree
  • Applicant graduated from Canisius College securing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, within the last seven (7) years

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. 
  • International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) 
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. 

TOEFL:    79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS:    6.5 overall
CAEL:    70 overall

  • A score of 6.0 on the IELTS will be evaluated for admission based upon on other criteria such as:  official undergraduate transcripts with certified English translations and strong cumulative grade point average, strong testing scores (GMAT/GRE), and other English training.
  • Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement.
  • Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.  

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - 

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.