The tuition rate for the cohort starting in August 2020 is $1800 per credit hour, which results in a total program cost (30 credits) of $54,000.  This rate will not change over the course of this cohort.  

Scholarships and financial aid are available, and we encourage you to contact us for more information. Students should also consult their employer to inquire about tuition benefits.

Descriptions for required courses are available on our Courses page.

The next MAFI cohort will start on August 27, 2020 at Case Western Reserve Law School in Cleveland, Ohio.  Students in this cohort who complete the degree requirements will graduate in May, 2022. A full schedule for the Cleveland 2020 cohort can be found online.

Most instruction in the MAFI program is face-to-face to ensure both in-depth learning and professional networking. Most of the courses will also have an online component. The courses are available remotely through live streaming for students who are unable to attend in person and who receive prior permission from the Executive Director of the MAFI program to attend remotely.

The degree takes four semesters to complete.

Students entering the MAFI program should have a bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated interest in studying financial integrity, anti-money laundering or a related field. 

In exceptional circumstances, individuals without a bachelor’s degree but with extensive professional experience in the AML field may be admitted to the program.

For information about the MAFI program, please email us at or contact Cathy Lesser Mansfield,  Executive Director of the MAFI program, at 216.368.0425.

Yes, international students can apply for the MAFI program in Cleveland. If your primary language is not English, you must meet a language admissions requirement of one of the following:

  • TOEFL 80 and above
  • IELTS 6.5 and above
  • Graduation from ELS Level 110

MAFI applicants are not required to take entrance tests, such as the GRE or LSAT.

For the Cleveland cohort beginning August 27, 2020, , the priority application deadline (May 15, 2020) has been extended to June 1, 2020. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Additional applications will be accepted based on availability in the cohort.