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 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. The Master of Science in Cybercrime at USF is unique in the following ways:

  • 100% online
  • 30 credit hours
  • No computer science prerequisites
  • No GRE required
  • Can be completed in one year with full-time enrollment

You can choose one or both concentrations as a Cybercrime major. The Cyber Criminology degree is a traditional criminology-styled degree that focuses on theory and research. In contrast, the Digital Forensic Investigations Concentration is a STEM-based program that would offer employment opportunities in both civilian and government organizations working on investigating cyber crimes. Neither concentration required a background in computer science.

For more information on degree requirements and courses, please refer to the catalog.

A team of distinguished professionals from industry, academia and government offer their expertise and guidance as advisory board members for the Master of Science in Cybercrime program. For more information on the Cybercrime Advisory Board, click here.

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Jacqueline Leon
Cybercrime Recruiter
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107,
Tampa FL, 33620
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Elizabeth Ruiz
Cybercrime Program Specialist
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107,
Tampa FL, 33620                                                                                                                                            Phone Number: 813-974-8807 
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R. LeGrande Gardner, PhD
Program Director, MS Cybercrime Degree,
Department of Criminology;
Director, Digital Forensics Program,
MS Cybersecurity Degree Program,
Office of Graduate Studies;
Associate Professor of Instruction, Criminology Department
University of South Florida,
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107
Tampa FL, 33620
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