Overview & Career Outcomes
With the growing prevalence of cyber threats today, Lasell University has developed a Master's in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrimes and Cyber Criminology specifically designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat cybercrime effectively. This program is ideal for those without a computer science or IT background who want to excel in cybercrime investigation and prevention.
A convenient, flexible approach
- 36 credits of coursework: 21 credits in the core program curriculum; 9 credits of concentration-specific courses; 6 credits of electives; Capstone project
- Affordable 8 or 16-week modules
- 100% online and flexible format allows you to pursue your master's degree while balancing your professional and personal commitments with 24/7 access to coursework and materials
Why choose our program?
- Specialized Concentration: allows students to take a deep dive in the intricacies of the rapidly evolving field of cybercrime and cyber criminology, setting our graduates apart in the job market and giving them a competitive edge.
- Quinn Bill Certified: If you work in law enforcement, this program fulfills the requirements for the Quinn Bill, where you may be eligible for a pay increase upon completion of the program
- Experienced Faculty: Learn from faculty members who are experts in the field of cybercrime and have practical experience in law enforcement and cyber investigations. Our instructors bring real-world experience and industry connections into the classroom enriching your learning experience.
- Comprehensive Curriculum: Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of cybercrime and cyber investigations. You will be able to take courses such as, Cybercrime & Data Security, Human Factors in Cybercrime, and Cyber Criminology, which delve into the various topics related to cybercriminals' activities, criminal behavior in cyberspace, and the impact of cybercrime on individuals and organizations.
- Networking Opportunities: Join our extensive alumni network and industry professionals working in law enforcement, cybercrime, criminal justice, and agencies such as the FBI, Homeland Security, and more. Our program provides opportunities to connect with experts in the field, enabling you to build valuable relationships and expand your professional network.
Practical Skill Development
Lasell University emphasizes the development of practical skills that are essential for effective cybercrime investigation and prevention. Through hands-on exercises, case studies and simulations, you will gain valuable experience in digital forensics, risk assessment, policy development, and cybercrime investigation techniques.
What careers can be pursued in Cybercrime & Cyber Criminology?
Earning an M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrime and Cyber Criminology will prepare students for a career working in law enforcement, government, and private industry. As a Lasell graduate student, you will have opportunities for advancement or help you switch careers. Here are some career and jobs that you do with this degree:
- Criminal Investigator
- Cybercrime Investigator
- Cyber Fraud Investigator
- Cyber Intelligence Analysts
- Defense Contractor
- Digital Forensics Analysts
- Financial Investigator
- Local and state law enforcement
- Private Security
Cybercrime and Cyber Criminology Job Outlook
Professionals with expertise in cybercrime and cyber investigations have a promising job outlook. With the rapid growth of cyber threats, law enforcement agencies, government organizations, and private companies are actively seeking qualified individuals to combat cybercrime. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of information security analysts, including roles in cybercrime prevention and investigation, is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.
Explore our other M.S. in Criminal Justice program and find the best one that aligns best with your career goals.
The Master's in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrime & Cyber Criminology has a specialized curriculum that focuses on criminal justice, and the unique challenges posed by cybercriminals' activities, the psychology behind the cybercriminals' behavior and the investigation techniques required to identify, prevent and prosecute cybercriminals.
The degree program is structured as follows:
- 36 credits are required for the MS degree
- 21 credits (7 courses) comprise the core offerings which includes 1 capstone (3 credits) which you can choose from two options: Research Project or Internship
- 9 credits (3 courses) are required for the concentration
- 6 credits (2 courses) are required for electives
Get information on our Course Schedules.
- CJ701 - The Criminal Justice System & Process
- CJ702 - Critical Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
- CJ703 - Advanced Criminological Thought
- CJ704 - Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy
- CJ705 - Criminal Justice Leadership & Management
- CJ709 - Research Methods & Statistical Analysis
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Criminal Justice graduate degree must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies.
No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission.
The Criminal Justice program is not F-1 Visa eligible.
International students must submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
Materials can be provided through MyPortal or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.
All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.
For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.
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