Master of Arts in Financial Integrity

Law student from Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Our Master of Arts in Financial Integrity is an in-depth program that will give you a unique and comprehensive education in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation financing policies and related integrity initiatives.

This is the first of its kind offered by a major research university. Unlike the many available certificate programs, our masters program gives you an in-depth, 360-degree understanding of anti-money laundering and financial integrity—from roles and practices of bank customer onboarding to compliance officers, government regulators, prosecutors and dozens of other key positions that play an integral role in preventing financial crime.

You will expand your professional network, and learn from the leading academics and practitioners, including current and former executives from the IMF, OCC, the World Bank, FinCEN, NATO, multinational corporations and major banks and financial institutions.

You will be uniquely positioned in the job market to work in financial institutions, regulatory bodies and other government agencies. Several of our graduates, for example, advanced their careers in compliance and anti-money laundering weeks after completing the degree.

To obtain the MAFI degree, students must successfully complete course requirements, including a capstone thesis project.

Weekend Program 

This program is designed for persons who are currently employed. Courses will be conducted through a series of intensive weekend sessions held on one Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekend per month during the academic year starting in September 2020. Classes will be taught in person. Distance learning options are available. Class dates will be available soon.

Residential Program

Classes will follow the regular Case Western Reserve University Law School Schedule, starting in Fall 2020. All classes will be taught in person; there is no option to participate via video conferencing.

Learn More About Residential Program

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"This program exceeded my expectations. The courses were extremely informative, interactive and were taught by the foremost industry leaders."

Kelly Cooper, '18, VP of a global bank on Wall Street

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"This program, in particular, made a huge difference to me and to my career."

Alexander Russell, '18, VP of a global bank on Wall Street


Applications for both weekend and residential programs are now available.


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Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a BA or equivalent degree and professional experience in financial integrity or a related field.