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    Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Cybercrime, M.S.


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Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Criminology.

Contact Information

College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department: Criminology

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The Master of Science in Cybercrime is a fully online major designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the major issues in criminology as it relates to cybercrime. Students will master current criminology theory as it relates to the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime, and learn methodology, tools of inquiry, and investigation into digital forensics and evidence collection.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A statement of purpose detailing reasons for seeking a graduate degree in Cybercrime
  • A professional or academic writing sample providing evidence of the candidate’s academic capabilities.
  • Three letters of reference speaking to the applicant’s academic capabilities

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours - 30 credit hours

  • Shared Core Requirements - 11 Credit Hours
  • Required Courses: 16 Credit Hours
  • Electives: 3 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements (11 Credit Hours)


Electives (3 Credit Hours)


Capstone (1 Credit Hour)


Comprehensive Exam


The student will be required to submit an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) demonstrating completion of core program competencies in the Cybercrime M.S. Degree progrm.  This competency‐based portfolio will substitute for a written comprehensive exam.  The ePortfolio will be completed and submitted during CCJ 6057 Cybercrime Capstone  ePortfolio.

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