May 23, 2024  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2022-2023 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity, MS

The Master of Science in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC) program aims to provide students with specialized skills in preventing and responding to cybercrime and cybersecurity related issues. This program is aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework that is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States Department of Commerce.

In addition, this program helps to prepare students for various professional certifications, such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C/HFI), or other certifications by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The MS in CIC provides traditional-aged students as well as established professionals in the field with the knowledge and skills regarding how to identify solutions to local and global cyber threats while mastering legal, ethical, and policy issues in this critical field.

This program requires 10 three-credit courses comprised of 8 required and 2 elective courses for a total of 30 credits. These courses will be delivered online through our campus-based Learning Management System. Students will be provided experiential learning opportunities that allow the interaction with material and learn hands-on skills for responding to cybercrime threats in real-world settings. Experiential learning opportunities are in the form of labs, simulations, and gamification platform(s), which will provide students with hands-on training to prepare them for responding to and investigating cyberattacks.


Total Program Credits: 30 credits

Course Course Title Credits
Core Courses (24 credits)    
CIC 501 Cyber Criminology and Criminal Justice (F) 3
CIC 521 Cyber Risk Assessment and Management (F) 3
CIC 531 Cyber Defense and Countermeasures (F) 3
CIC 551 Digital Forensics Investigation (A) 3
CIC 561 Penetration Testing and Offensive Security (A) 3
CIC 541 Data Analysis (F) 3
CIC 571 Mobile Forensics (A) 3
CIC 590 Capstone Options 3
Electives (choose 2)    
CIC 512 Research in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 3
CIC 542 Geographic Information System (GIS) for Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 3
CIC 511 Essentials in Cybersecurity 3
SE 501 Intro to Software Development 3

Note: F= Fundamental Course; A= Advanced Course