Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation


The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation will prepare students to excel and advance in a field with increasingly complex challenges. This graduate level certificate is an introduction to the fundamental concepts behind the collection and analysis of the digital evidence left behind in a digital crime scene.  The courses will include cybersecurity infrastructure, investigations, cybercriminology and computer and mobile device forensics. MSU-Denver’s Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation is an interdisciplinary certificate that combines the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation:

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation, candidates must:

  • Submit graduate application and application fees.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university regionally A minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0 (cumulative) on a scale of 4.0 is required.
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended (transcripts from MSU-Denver are not required). Institutions may also send official electronic transcripts to gradtranscripts@msudenver.edu.
  • Submit a resume.

Application Deadline:

Please refer to the CYBM program website @ https://www.msudenver.edu/cjc/academics/graduateprogram/ for the current application deadline.

Transfer Students:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation does not accept any transfer of credits.

Credit for Prior Learning or Life Experience:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation does not offer any prior learning credits from life and/or work experience.

Testing Out Policy:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program does not provide an option to test out of any coursework.

Readmission Policy:

Students not enrolled for three (3) consecutive semesters, including summer, must reapply to the University. Students requesting readmission must be in good academic standing and must submit their application for readmission to the certificate program in which they have been enrolled.

The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation students who are eligible for readmission should submit the following materials:

  • Students who are readmitted into the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program will be held to the policies and curriculum of the later term in which they officially restart the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program. 
  • An approved readmit application is valid for one academic year (including summer) from the readmit semester. 
  • Students who are not in good academic standing are not eligible for the readmit application process and must fully apply to the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program.

 

Financial Aid:

Please visit MSU-Denver Graduate Financial Aids @  https://msudenver.edu/financialaid/graduate/ for more information.

Certificate Completion:

Graduate Certificate Course Registration Eligibility

Only students who are formally accepted into the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program may register for any graduate certificate courses.

GPA Requirements:

  • Students in the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program must complete the certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No grade lower than a “C” will count toward the certificate. Students receiving a “D” or below will be required to repeat the course.

Duplicative Coursework:

All MSU-Denver courses in the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation courses may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.

Time Limit on Completion of Certificate:

 

Students must complete the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation program within six calendar years from the term they initially enroll. Students should check the program website @ https://www.msudenver.edu/cjc/academics/graduateprogram/ and specific program section of the catalog to determine specific certificate requirements.