Certificate in Cyber Crime

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 12

Program Description

Enhance or launch your career in criminal justice, law enforcement, digital forensics, or cybersecurity in as little as ONE semester with our FULLY online program!

Develop the digital forensic skills necessary to investigate cybercrimes that impact our national security and public safety, with the potential to earn the AccessData Certified Examiner credential upon completion of relevant coursework and examination. Gain knowledge on the causes of cybercrime and the criminal justice system’s response. This program provides students with specialized skills in cybercrime and digital forensics.

Our graduate cybercrime certificate is the only one of its kind offered in the region, with coursework focusing on digital forensics and laws governing the internet. The certificate supplements a baccalaureate degree in a relevant field from an accredited four-year institution.

Students may optionally choose to take applied digital forensics courses offered in-person at our Armstrong campus in Savannah or online.

ALL courses in the cybercrime certificate program may be applied to the online cybercrime concentration of the Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology!

Students may be able to complete the certificate in one semester. Courses will be offered as minimester courses in order to accommodate our busy professional and military-connected students

Admissions Information

Admission Standards

Regular Admission Admission to this program is competitive. At a minimum, for admission to the certificate program, the applicant must have:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited four-year institution (with a major that adequately prepares students for success in this field).
  2. A minimum of 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA.
  3. A letter of application detailing: a) academic background, b) relevant experience, c) career goals and objectives relative to enrollment in this program.
  4. A current resume providing details of relevant education and work experience.

Provisional Admission Applicants who meet two out of the three requirements outlined for GPA and GRE scores may be granted provisional admission by the graduate faculty committee based on a careful review of additional materials submitted.

Reclassification A student may be reclassified with regular admission providing that they have completed two program or related courses (6 hours), approved by their advisor, with a grade of no less than B. Additional courses may be required to be completed prior to a student’s reclassification that do not contribute to these nine hours (such as taking an undergraduate statistics course to prepare for graduate statistics). No more than nine hours may be earned under the provisional admission classification. After nine hours, the student must either be reclassified as a regular admission student or be removed from the program.

Standards of Progression and Graduation 1. A grade of “C” or better is required to receive credit for certificate program courses. 2. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better for the certificate to be awarded. 3. Students must file a program of study with Graduate Studies upon completion of the requirements for the Certificate. 4. Students must meet the requirements set forth by COGS for certificate programs.