Certificate in Cyber Crime
The Graduate Cybercrime Certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate program that may be completed fully online. However, some courses available in the traditional format also are classified to meet requirements within this certificate program. This program provides students with specialized skills in cybercrime and digital forensics. All courses in the cybercrime certificate program may be applied to the online cybercrime concentration of the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
The Cybercrime Certificate is the only one of its kind offered in this region.
Regular Admission Admission to this program is competitive. At a minimum, for admission to the certificate program, the applicant must have:
- A baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited four-year institution (with a major that adequately prepares students for success in this field).
- A minimum of 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA.
- A letter of application detailing: a) academic background, b) relevant experience, c) career goals and objectives relative to enrollment in this program.
- A current resume providing details of relevant education and work experience.
Provisional Admission Applicants who meet two out of the three requirements outlined for GPA and GRE scores may be granted provisional admission by the graduate faculty committee based on a careful review of additional materials submitted.
Reclassification A student may be reclassified with regular admission providing that they have completed two program or related courses (6 hours), approved by their advisor, with a grade of no less than B. Additional courses may be required to be completed prior to a student’s reclassification that do not contribute to these nine hours (such as taking an undergraduate statistics course to prepare for graduate statistics). No more than nine hours may be earned under the provisional admission classification. After nine hours, the student must either be reclassified as a regular admission student or be removed from the program.
Standards of Progression and Graduation
- A grade of “C” or better is required to receive credit for certificate program courses.
- Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better for the certificate to be awarded.
- Students must file a program of study with Graduate Studies upon completion of the requirements for the Certificate.
- Students must meet the requirements set forth by COGS for certificate programs.