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Certificate in Cybercrime (ONLINE)

About the Program

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 12
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Cybercrime graduate certificate program may be completed fully online. However, some courses are 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.

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Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited, four-year institution (with a major that adequately prepares students for success in this field).
  2. A minimum of 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA.
  3. A Statement of Purpose detailing: a) academic background, b) relevant experience, c) career goals and objective to enrollment in this program.
  4. A current resume providing details of relevant education and work experience.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Provisional Admission

Students whose GPA is under 2.75 may be granted provisional admission by the graduate faculty committee based on a careful review of additional materials submitted.


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.



July 1*


November 15*


April 1*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator

Dr. Amanda Graham
Home Campus:

Contacts for General Cybercrime and/or Course-Specific Questions

Dr. Adam Bossler
Home Campus: Armstrong

Last updated: 5/23/2023