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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybercrime, M.S.

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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

Minimum Total Hours: 30
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 45.0401
Dept Code: CJP
Major/College Codes: CBRC BC
Approved 2017

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

Contact Information

College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department: Criminology (CJP)

Contact Information:

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)

Additional Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)

Electives (3 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Proposed as:

    CCJ6675 Cyber Victimization (3 Credit hours)
    CCJ6625 Technology Adoption and Crime (3 Credit hours)


    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.

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 MS Degree progrm.  This competency‐based portfolio will substitute for a written comprehensive exam.  The ePortfolio will be completed and submitted during CCJ 6050 - Pro-Seminar in Criminology: ePortfolio.

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