Master of Science in Investigations:
Concentration in Criminal Investigations

This concentration focuses studies in death investigations, cold case investigations, international crime issues, Title IX investigations and Civil Rights investigations, or, you can broaden the scope and study financial crimes, cybercrimes and digital forensic investigations.

The program requires 30 units of graduate credits to earn the degree.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • INVS 6607  – Supervising and Managing the Investigative Unit and Process
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • INVS 6614 – Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • INVS 6690 – Contemporary Topics in Investigations
  • INVS 6632 – Advanced Investigations I
  • INVS 6633 – Advanced Investigations II

Criminal Investigation Electives (9 credits)

Choose three elective courses. Below is a sample of some of the classes offered:

  • INVS 6610 – Transnational and Organized Crime Investigations
  • INVS 6611 – Contemporary Topics in Cybercrime Investigations
  • INVS 6622 – Bribery & Corruption Investigations
  • INVS 6623 – Investigative Intricacies in Death Investigations
  • INVS 6627 – Identity Fraud Investigations
  • INVS 6628 – Cold Case Investigations
  • INVS 6629 – Evolving Trends of Financial and Cyber Crimes in an EMV World
  • INVS 6640 – International Gambling, Fixing, and Corruption
  • INVS 6609 – Dark Web Investigations
  • INVS 6603 – Contemporary Topics in Money Laundering
  • INVS 6626 – International Gambling, Fixing, and Corruption
  • INVS 6676 – American Sports Corruption
  • INVS 6677 – International Financial Networks of Crime and Corruption
  • INVS 6619 – Topics in Intelligence Analytics

Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalogue for electives, and may take courses in criminal justice, white collar crimes, national security, and digital forensics investigations or other programs. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their advisor to maximize the educational and career opportunities.  Based on a student’s work experience or previous course work, certain core requirements may be substituted by other courses.