Request information about the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime Forensics.

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.

  •  Current MSCJ 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.
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 6 credits in the certificate sequence.
  •  Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted into a certificate program.

Please see the UWM Catalog webpage for more information.

The Certificate in Cyber Crime consists of 21 credits with the following courses (or equivalents) required:
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:6
CRM JST 423GInvestigating the Dark Web
CRM JST 424GSex Crimes, Human Trafficking and the Internet
CRM JST 480GCriminal Evidence and Investigation
INFOST 784Information Security Management
Total Credits21
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.