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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Cybercrime (CBRC)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 45.0401
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BC)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Criminology Department (CJP)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue SOC107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Rachael Powers
Phone: 813974-9531
Email: powersr@usf.edu

Website: http://www.cas.usf.edu/criminology/


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Master of Science in Cybercrime is a fully online major designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the major issues in criminology as it relates to cybercrime. Students will master current criminology theory as it relates to the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime, and learn methodology, tools of inquiry, and investigation into digital forensics and evidence collection.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: March 1
Spring: September 30
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university or college
  • An upper division GPA of 3.00 (based on the last 60 hours)
  • A statement of purpose detailing reasons for seeking a graduate degree in Cybercrime
  • A professional or academic writing sample providing evidence of the candidates academic capabilities.
  • Three letters of reference speaking to the applicants academic capabilities

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours - 33 credit hours
Core requirements - 11 hours
Required courses: 16 hours
Elective courses: 3 hours

CORE REQUIREMENTS 11 hours
CCJ 6118 (4) Introduction to Criminological Theory
CCJ 6705 (3) Research Methods in Criminology
CCJ 6706 (4) Quantitative Analysis I

REQUIRED COURSES 16 hours
CCJ 6616 (3) Profiling Cybercrime
CJE 6688 (3) Intro to Cybercrime and Criminal Justice
CCJ 6022 (3) Cyber Crime, Law & Public Policy
CJE 6624 (3) Introduction to Digital Evidence
CJE 6626 (3) Digital Forensic Criminal Investigations
CCJ 6050 (1) Pro-Seminar in Criminology: Portfolio

One of the Two Following Electives
CCJ 6675 (3) Cyber Victimization
CCJ 6625 (3) Social Media and Technology

Students who have completed graduate coursework prior to admission to the major may have their transcripts evaluated to determine coursework that could be applicable toward completion of the M.S. in Cybercrime.

Comprehensive Exam


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

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