Gain the high-demand skills
to combat cybercrime.

USF’s master’s in cybercrime will prepare you to fight the rash of criminal
activity online, including identity theft, fraudulent transactions and more!

See Your Exciting Career Potential

Upon earning your master’s in cybercrime, you’ll be qualified to take on a variety of exciting positions:

  • Financial Fraud Investigator
  • Security Threat Analyst
  • Support Analyst
  • And many more

These vital positions can command impressive salaries that extend to well over $100,000. Additionally, these roles are expected to grow at a much faster rate than other positions, making this a high-demand field brimming with opportunity.

Learn How to Begin Your Career Fighting Cybercrime

Ready to learn more about advancing your career in cybercrime? Download our program brochure to see the coursework, admission requirements, cost, deadlines and more.



Why USF’s Cybercrime Master’s Degree?

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100 Percent Online

Learn anywhere, anytime with an online program that fits into your busy life.


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No GRE Required

Join the program without the hassle and delay of any standardized testing.


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30 Credits to Graduate

Complete the program quickly to start your cybercrime career sooner.


Who Should Apply

The MS in Cybercrime from USF is an ideal program for investigative practitioners who want to take advantage of the opportunities offered in a high-growth field. Students can retool for the new challenges of the cybercrime epidemic and increase their potential for employment.

This program was designed for criminal investigators, not computer scientists. You will receive all the technical training you need within the program. There are no computer science prerequisites or required courses, so you can pivot to a career fighting cybercrime no matter what your undergraduate degree or prior professional responsibilities.

MS in Cybercrime

What Are Your Career Opportunities?

Jobs requiring skills in cybercrime extend across many industries, company types and sectors. This includes high-demand roles found in private sector industries, such as health care and finance, as well as local, state and national law enforcement and legal systems:

  • Major corporations employ high-tech investigative teams to respond to security breaches and cyber threats.
  • The FBI employs Special Agents with digital forensics skills in their Cyber Division.
  • Tampa Bay Electronic Crimes Task Force employs experts to aid local law enforcement by fighting cybercrime.
  • The Department of Homeland Security requires analysts or investigators for cybercrime, cyber threats and domestic terrorism threats.
Cybercrime career Opportunities

What Are the Program Details?

The Master’s Degree in Cybercrime is a 30-credit-hour program offered by the USF Department of Criminology. All courses are offered online, and most are delivered in a convenient eight-week format that fits into the busy lives of working adults, allowing you to swiftly progress through the program and start your career in cybercrime sooner.

This program blends a traditional criminological foundation with STEM-based skills in the study of high-tech criminal investigations, practices and procedures. You’ll gain the tools and methodologies of investigation in a convenient program designed with the flexibility that helps you complete the program without interrupting your current career.


Choose Your Program Concentration

The Master’s Degree in Cybercrime offers two program concentration options: Cyber Criminology and Digital Forensic Investigations. You can pick one or both concentrations.

  • Cyber Criminology: Explore the current criminology theory and research as it relates to the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime. Develop an understanding of the types and extent of crimes involving digital technologies.

  • Digital Forensic Investigations: Learn investigative methodologies, tools of inquiry, and evidence collection and analysis. Students will also qualify to receive the Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics.