Master of Science in Investigations:
Financial Crimes Investigation

The Financial Crimes Investigation concentration examines a broad spectrum of financial crimes. This concentration prepares you to tackle cybercrime, financial fraud, international crime, healthcare fraud, and organized crime to name a few. This concentration can be further customized to focus on the private sector or public sector investigation, depending on your career interest.

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

Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)

  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • LSTD 6620 – Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
  • INVS 6690 – Topics in Investigations

Financial Crimes Investigation Electives (15 credits)

  • CJST 6630 – Investigating Financial Crimes
  • CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures

Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).

Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalog 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. Substitutions in the core can be made for students looking for opportunities entering the private sector.