MS in Cybercrime
The Master of Science in Cybercrime is a fully online program 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, learn investigative methodologies and tools, and develop skills in the application of digital forensic science to cybercrime investigations.
- Major Details: The Master in Cybercrime is a fully online Master's program.
- Total Credits: The Program degree curriculum consists of 30 credit hours. All students must complete 11 credit hours of Core Requirements, 16 hours of concentration courses (which includes 1 hour of Professional Seminar), plus 3 credit hours of elective courses.
- Requirements are:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college
- An upper division GPA of 3.00 (based on the last 60 hours)
- The equivalent bachelor's and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution.
- 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
Online Course Offerings for 2018 Fall – 2019 Summer*
- CCJ 6118 Introduction to Criminological Theory
- CCJ 6705 Research Methods in Criminology
- CCJ 6706 Quantitative Analysis I
- CCJ 6050 Special Topic: Portfolio Building – Pro-Seminar in Criminology
- CCJ 6616 Special Topic: Profiling Cybercrime
- CCJ 6688 Intro to Cybercrime and Criminal Justice
- CCJ 6022 Special Topic: Cybercrime, Law, and Public Policy
- CJE 6626 Digital Forensic Criminal Investigation
- CJE 6627 Digital Evidence Recognition and Collection
- CCJ 6675 Special Topic: Cyber Victimization
- CCJ 6625 Special Topic: Social Media and Technology
*This list will vary. For a full list of classes, visit Office of Graduate Studies: click here.
Application Deadline: June 1 for fall entry and October 1 for spring entry. For more information on how to apply, click here.
For all updated Admission policies, visit the Office of Graduate Studies: click here.Contact Information:
R. LeGrande Gardner, PhD
Program Director, MS Cybercrime Degree,
Department of Criminology;
Director, Digital Forensics Program,
MS Cybersecurity Degree Program,
Office of Graduate Studies;
Instructor, Criminology Department
University of South Florida, Tampa
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107
Tampa FL, 33620