In our MS in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Computer Forensic Investigation, you can study advanced criminal justice theory and research, as well as develop knowledge of computer crime, technology, and investigative methods. With cybercrime continuing to rise, our concentration courses focus on investigation of digital crimes like hacking, online identity theft, cyberstalking, and cyberterrorism.
Taught by instructors with real-world experience and expertise, this 100% online criminal justice program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are built to be interactive and collaborative.
As you work toward your future professional goals, review the related information at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Success in this program requires having the patience to solve complex technical problems, persisting through obstacles until reaching a resolution. This program offers many opportunities to work and communicate with instructors and classmates, but you are also expected to be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently. Even with the support of our instructors and staff, time management will be needed for balancing coursework with other obligations. Building strong time management skills will help you to juggle your course load.
Excellent communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills will also be a focus of this program. With so much on the line in important cases, knowing how to speak and write for a variety of audiences is vital in the criminal justice and computer forensics areas.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.
The thing we like most about attending South College is the amazing instructors we have had who encourage us in school, help whenever needed, and always go the extra mile for their students. If we decide to further our degree we are going to come back to South College.
- Amanda and Breanna Brown, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.
- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.
- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration