Online Master of Science in Investigations

University of New Haven Online

Program Description

Online Master of Science in Investigations

University of New Haven Online

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University of New Haven: Leading The Way in Investigations

At the University of New Haven, we know what it takes to succeed, and we are excited to offer you a completely online Master of Science in investigations, the first degree of its kind in the nation. With our 100 percent online master’s degree, you will be able to deepen your understanding of the field of investigations while also pursuing a specialty concentration in:

  • Criminal investigations
  • Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Digital Forensics Investigations

With this 1-year, 10 course degree, you will gain a depth of knowledge in the field of investigations that no other degree can provide. The program unites the University’s renowned academic expertise in the areas of criminal justice and forensic science and prepares you for a career as an investigator in both public and private organizations.

If you are not ready to begin a master’s degree program, you may also start with one of our graduate certificate programs including a certificate in Financial Crime Investigation, Cybercrime Investigation, and Digital Forensics Investigation.

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Criminal Investigations

Network with professionals and explore careers in homicide, cold case, international crime and numerous other fields. The degree is designed to allow students to focus studies in death investigations, cold case investigations, international crime issues, Title IX investigations Civil Rights investigations, or, students can elect to broaden the scope and study financial crimes, cybercrimes, and digital forensic investigations.
The program requires 30 units of graduate credits for the degree.
Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)
  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • INVS 6607 – Supervising and Managing the Investigative Unit and Process
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • FORS 6614 – Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • INVS 6690 – Contemporary Topics in Investigations
Criminal Investigation Concentration Electives (15 credits)
  • INVS 6632 – Advanced Investigations I
  • INVS 6633 – Advanced Investigations II
  • Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).
Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalog for electives and may take courses in criminal justice, white collar crimes, national security, and digital forensics investigations or other programs. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their advisor to maximize the educational and career opportunities. Based on a student’s work experience or previous coursework, certain core requirements may be substituted by other courses.

Financial Crimes Investigation

There are trillions of reasons to join one of the fastest-growing careers, specifically four trillion reasons — that’s how much money internal corporate fraud costs each year and fraudulent crimes against persons is nearly the same.
The Financial Crimes Investigation concentration examines white-collar crime and financial fraud. Network with professionals and explore careers in cybercrime investigations, fraud investigations, international crime investigations, organized-crime investigations, corporate security, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, law enforcement, risk management and numerous other fields.
In addition, the concentration in Financial Crimes Investigation is designed to provide students with the knowledge to sit for the following certification exams: ACFCS Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS), AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), IAFCI Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and other national and international certifications.
The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.
Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)
  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • LSTD 6620 – Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
  • INVS 6690 – Topics in Investigations
Financial Crimes Investigation Electives (15 credits)
  • CJST 6630 – Investigating Financial Crimes
  • CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
  • Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).
Needs to be included:
Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalog for electives and may take courses in criminal justice, white collar crimes, national security, and digital forensics investigations or other programs. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their advisor to maximize the educational and career opportunities. Based on a student’s work experience or previous coursework, certain core requirements may be substituted by other courses.
*Under the agreement with the ACFCS, this course provides 25 continuing education credits towards the CFCS certification and reduced fee to sit for the certification exam

Digital Forensics Investigations Concentration

What is the dark web and how does it affect you directly? Through our Digital Forensics Investigations concentration, you will learn from the leading experts in the industry to develop your knowledge and understanding of the cyber forensics field. The program is designed to prepare students for careers as investigators in both public and private organizations or to transition from the public sector to private industry.
Through this concentration, you will dive into the dark web of organized crime and financial crimes. Network with professionals and explore careers in cybercrime investigations, fraud investigations, international-crime investigations, organized-crime investigations, corporate security, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, law enforcement, risk management and numerous other fields. Computer crimes are growing exponentially, as are career opportunities. Students can mix courses in white-collar crime and computer crime to enhance opportunities.
The Digital Forensics Investigations Concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to prepare for the IAFCI Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB) and Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI), and other national and international certifications.
The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.
Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)
  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • CJST 6603 – Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Activity
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • LSTD 6620 – Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • INVS 6690 – Topics in Investigations
Digital Forensics Investigations Electives (15 credits)
  • CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
  • CJST 6604 – Network Security Data Protection and Telecommunications
  • Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).
Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalog for electives and may take courses in criminal justice, white collar crimes, national security, and digital forensics investigations or other programs. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their advisor to maximize the educational and career opportunities. Based on a student’s work experience or previous coursework, certain core requirements may be substituted by other courses.

Investigations Certificate Programs

The University of New Haven offers three graduate Investigations Certificate programs. These certificate programs allow you to explore and gain a better understanding of different facets of Investigations without committing to a full master’s degree. If you choose to complete a master’s, they can also offer an additional focus on top of your degree.
Each certificate requires 12 credit hours or 4 classes. If you are a current master’s degree student, you may apply one of your courses towards the 12 credit requirement.
Certificate in Cybercrime Investigations: 12 Credit Hours (4 classes)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • INVS 6611 Contemporary Topics in Cybercrime Investigation
  • CJST 6600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
Plus two electives (6 credits)
Certificate in Digital Forensics Investigations: 12 Credit Hours (4 classes)
Required Courses (6 credits)
  • CJST 6600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
  • NSPS/CJST 6627 Internet Investigations & Audit-Based Computer Forensics
Plus two electives (6 credits)
Certificate Financial Crime Investigation: 12 Credit Hours (4 classes)
Required Course (3 credits)
  • LSTD 6620 Regulation & Occupational Fraud (3 credits)
  • Plus three electives (9 credits) – two from INVS and one from any area
Example groupings:
  • Law enforcement focus: CJST 6630 Financial Crimes Investigation, and electives in related topics based on student interest (AML, Security, Transnational & Organized crime, Tax & IRS, Dark Web investigations, etc.)
  • Civil Litigation: INVS 6608 Topics in Civil Litigation, CJST 6630 Financial Crimes Investigations, INVS 6602 Contemporary Fraud Schemes
  • Financial Institution: INVS 6603 Topics in Money Laundering, INVS 6613 BSA & Compliance
  • Compliance: INVS 6606 Topics in Security & Loss Prevention, INVS 6613 BSA & Compliance
  • Corporate Investigations: INVS 6604 Topics in Corporate Investigations, INVS 6606 Topics in Security & Loss Prevention
  • Healthcare Fraud: INVS 6610 Transnational & Organized Crime (or INVS 6604 Topics in Corporate Investigations), INVS 6612 Topics in Insurance Investigations, HCAD 6629 Healthcare Reimbursements
The Investigations Certificate programs are pending final approval by the CT-OHE and will not qualify for financial aid until that is awarded.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 12, 2018
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