Master of Science in Investigations:
Concentration in Criminal Investigations

Network with professionals and explore careers in homicide, cold case, international crime and numerous other fields.  The degree is designed to allow students to focus studies in death investigations, cold case investigations, international crime issues, Title IX investigations and Civil Rights investigations, or, students can elect to broaden the scope and study financial crimes, cybercrimes and digital forensic investigations.

The program requires 30 units of graduate credits for the degree.

Required Courses (for a total of 15 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

Criminal Investigation Concentration Electives (15 credits)

  • INVS 6632 – Advanced Investigations I
  • INVS 6633 – Advanced Investigations II
  • Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).

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.