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The graduate certificate in cyber crime forensics is offered in collaboration with the School of Information Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.

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.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

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Admission Requirements

  • Students wishing to obtain this certificate must declare their intention by applying to the program office or director.
  • All graduate certificate applicants—even those already enrolled in a UWM graduate program—must apply to the Graduate School through the Panthera Admission Application.
  • Graduate degree and previously admitted graduate non-degree students who decide to pursue a certificate program must submit the Panthera application before completing six credits in the certificate sequence.
  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA to be admitted into a certificate program.

Cyber Crime Forensics Certificate Eligibility

  • Current MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology students in good standing.
  • Students who have already received a bachelor’s degree from any accredited university.
  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in certificate courses taken at UWM is required.

The certificate in cyber crime forensics consists of 21 credits. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at UWM. For those with a degree in criminal justice, past course credits will be evaluated for equivalency and will be approved by the department chairperson.

Required CoursesCredits
CRM JST 421G: Cybercrime3
CRM JST 422G: Cyber Crime, Law & Public Policy3
INFOST 695G: Ethical Hacking I3
INFOST 691G: Special Topics in Information Science: (Ethical Hacking II)1-3
INFOST 691G: Special Topics in Information Science: (Computer Forensics)1-3
Electives (Choose two courses from those listed below)6
CRM JST 423G: Investigating the Dark Web
CRM JST 424G: Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking and the Internet
CRM JST 480G: Criminal Evidence and Investigation
INFOST 784: Information Security Management
Total Credits21