The degree is designed to allow you to focus your studies in death investigations, cold-case investigations, international crime issues, or you can elect to broaden the scope and study both criminal and white-collar crime.
The program requires 30 units of graduate credits for the degree.
Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)
- CJST 6631 – Investigations I
- CJST 6612 – Criminal Justice Management or CJST 6658 – Leadership Issues in Policing or 6620 – Regulation and Occupational Fraud
- CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
- FORS 6614 – Survey of Forensic Science or INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
- CJST 6690 – Research Project
Criminal Investigation Concentration (15 credits)
- FORS 6632 – Advanced Investigations I
- FORS 6633 – Advanced Investigations II
- Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).
Special Topics in 2017
- INVS 6670 – Managing & Supervising the Investigative Unit (this may be taken in place of CJST 6612 Criminal Justice Management or CJST 6658 Leadership Issues in Policing or Regulation and Occupational Fraud)
- INVS 6672 – Topics in Investigations (this may be taken in place of CJST 6690 Research Project)
- INVS 6676 – Transnational & Organized Crime Investigations
Students are not limited to courses as outlined above and may take courses in criminal justice, white-collar crimes, national security and computer crimes investigations. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their adviser to maximize educational and career opportunities.
As someone pursuing a career change to the criminal justice eld, the accelerated online Master’s program offers the unique ability to jump start my new career in law enforcement while still providing the exibility to work full-time.