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Master of Arts in Financial Integrity

Master of Arts in Financial Integrity

About the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity

Launched in Fall 2016, the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity is an intensive program that gives working professionals a unique and comprehensive education in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation financing policies and related integrity initiatives.

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

MAFI students will learn the full arc of financial integrity from 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.

After completing the MAFI program, our students are uniquely positioned in the job market to work in financial institutions, regulatory bodies, and other government agencies.

To obtain the MAFI degree, students must successfully complete eight courses for a minimum of 30 credits, including a capstone thesis project.

2017-2018 MAFI tuition rate is $2,104 per credit hour. 2018-2019 MAFI tuition rate will be available in Spring 2018. ACAMS members will receive a 5% discount on their tuition.

Intensive Weekend Program: New York Area

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 over an 18 month period (September 2018-December 2019, with no classes held during the months of July and August). While classes will be taught in person, students have the option to participate in some class sessions via video conferencing.

Residential Program: Cleveland

Classes will follow the regular Case Western Reserve University Law School Schedule, starting in the Spring Semester 2019. All classes will be taught in person; there is no option to participate via video conferencing.


Applications for both weekend and residential programs will be accepted beginning February 15, 2018.


See the full faculty list.

Admissions Requirements

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


Have a question about our program or want to apply?

Email us at mafi@case.edu, use our contact form or call 216.368.3600 for admissions questions, detailed course of study, faculty listing and more.

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