Master of Science in the field of High Technology Crime Investigation
The High Technology Crime Investigations Program reflects the changing technology environment of the 21st century. The rise in technology-related crime—from criminal cases, civil disputes, medical malpractice, employee misconduct, to acts of terrorism—has generated an urgent need for a new type of investigator who can combine the science of information technology and forensics with the art of investigation and critical thinking. The program strives to provide experienced and aspiring security professionals with a fundamental understanding of the legal, technical, management and behavioral factors associated with conducting computer-related crime investigations. The program partners with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to offer full scholarships for U.S. students to study computer security and information assurance, including digital forensics.
Program at a Glance
- Learn from the expertise of digital forensics experts, cybersecurity professionals, investigators, lawyers and psychologists.
- 12 course (36 credit hour) program, consisting of 10 required courses (30 credits), and two electives (6 credits)
- Classes meet on evenings and weekends at a convenient Arlington location
- Can be completed in two years (provided that prerequisites are met)
- Gain experience in a hands-on computer lab environment
- A variety of internship opportunities in the government and private sector are available for students entering the field or making a career transition
The program is designed to meet the needs of:
- Law-enforcement agencies
- Federal and state government agencies concerned with High Technology Crime
- Information security professionals
- Computer forensic professionals needing an advanced degree
- Individuals wanting to enter the growing field of high technology crime investigation