The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime Forensics is offered in collaboration with the School of Information Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

Hybrid, Online

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Job titles for individuals with knowledge in cyber crime forensics

  • Forensic Examiner
  • Digital Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Scientist
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Penetration Tester

The satisfactory completion of a sequence of courses will lead to a certificate in this growing area. Preparation includes a foundation in cyber crime theory, legal and policy issues of cyber crime, and digital forensic investigation.

Students with this graduate certificate will be prepared to work in a variety of job sectors, including:

  • Government agencies
  • Law enforcement
  • Tech Industry
  • Financial industry
  • Defense industry
  • Private sector


Current Graduate students in good standing.

Students who have already received a bachelor’s degree from any accredited university.

A minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average in certificate courses taken at UWM is required.

The Certificate in Cyber Crime Forensics consists of 21 credits with the following courses (or equivalents) required:

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CRM JST 421GCybercrime3
CRM JST 422GCyber Crime, Law & Public Policy3
INFOST 695GEthical Hacking I3
INFOST 691GSpecial Topics in Information Science (Ethical Hacking II)1-3
INFOST 691GSpecial Topics in Information Science (Computer Forensics)1-3

Choose 2 from the following:

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CRM JST 423GInvestigating the Dark Web 3
CRM JST 424GSex, Crimes, Human Trafficking and the Internet3
CRM JST 480GCriminal Evidence and Investigation3
INFOST 784Information Security Management3

Total Credits: 21

See UWM Catalog for a complete list of courses and requirements:


School of Information Studies
Khaled Sabha, Senior Lecturer

(414) 229-3881

School of Information Studies
Toby Deutsch, Academic Advisor

(414) 251-8801

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Enderis Hall, Room 1110
(414) 229-4852