MS in Criminal Justice – Cybercrime Investigation Help Defend Against Digital Threats


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a criminal justice or cyber security professional? Or do you have a knack for information technology and want to begin a career in the criminal justice system? If so, Liberty University’s Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice – Cybercrime Investigation degree may be for you.

When you pursue our master’s in criminal justice degree in cybercrime, you open yourself up to both career advancement and new career possibilities in a variety of professions. After graduation, you may qualify to work as a cybercrime instructor, victim advocate, intelligence analyst, or investigator. You may also have the option of becoming a detective in both public and private sectors or even a special agent for the federal government.

Cybercrime is a serious threat — and it’s growing. Protect critical infrastructures from digital criminals, foreign adversaries, and terrorists by partnering with Liberty University to pursue your master’s degree in criminal justice – cybercrime investigation. Trained, educated professionals with integrity, like you, are needed to keep our communities and our nation safe from digital threats.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we are consistently striving for excellence in everything we do. From professors to curriculum and resources, you’ll see this mission incorporated throughout your 100% online master’s in criminal justice cybercrime degree.

During your program, you’ll learn from faculty who hold doctoral degrees in criminal justice or a related field and have years of real-life experience working in criminal justice and cyber security. These men and women are professionals in the field, and they are invested in helping you succeed academically, professionally, and spiritually.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity for professional development throughout your curriculum. Not only will you learn how to understand and investigate cybercrime, but you’ll also receive skills in research and leadership that are essential to the cyber security field. For instance, you’ll conduct research for your own original thesis and have the opportunity for publication.

Your master’s in criminal justice – cybercrime degree is intended to equip you for advanced roles within the cyber security and criminal justice fields. As you prepare to become effective in digital investigation, you will take courses such as a cybercrime law course that will help you to fully understand U.S. laws regarding cybercrime. Additionally, your cyber criminology courses will uniquely prepare you for this specialized field in criminal justice.

In addition to the criminal justice and cybercrime topics you’ll study, you will also have the opportunity to write a thesis. Through your thesis, you will conduct research on a new or relatively unknown topic regarding cybercrime so you can become an expert in the field and feel fully prepared to excel in your career.

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Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.