College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
- Cyber Criminology
- Digital Forensic Investigations
This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Criminology.
This is a self-supporting program. A cost comparison of tuition and fees can be found here.
Please note: With the exception of the Department of Children and Family (DCF) waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida and USF employee) are not accepted for Self-Funded/Self-Supporting or Market Rate Tuition program courses. For additional information, visit: USF Tuition Waiver.
The Master of Science in Cybercrime is a fully online major designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the application of criminological theory, research, and practice to the study of criminal activity that involves the internet, computer systems, and digital technologies. Students in the Cyber Criminology Concentration will master current criminology theory and research as it relates to the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime and develop an understanding of the types and extent of crimes involving digital technologies. Students in the Digital Forensic Investigations Concentration will learn investigative methodologies, tools of inquiry, and evidence collection and analysis.
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
Students who have completed graduate coursework prior to admission to the Major may have their transcripts evaluated to determine coursework that could be applicable toward completion of the M.S. in Cybercrime.