Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity

Available on campus and online, the Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College allows students to develop competency and practical knowledge, enabling them to work with various issues related to cybercrime. By participating in the program, students will gain insight into cybercriminology and the practical digital investigative knowledge, legal practices, and policies related to cybersecurity risk assessment. Along with gaining practical and essential knowledge of cybercrime and cybersecurity, students who successfully complete the certificate program are eligible to take the forensic examiner exams. Coursework can also be applied toward the Metropolitan College Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity will be able to:

  • Understand various criminological perspectives, including cybercriminals’ mindset and the motivational factors that contribute to the committing of illegal activities.
  • Evaluate enforcement and sanctioning issues particular to the nature of cybercrime and identify specific problems with the use of new technology in international jurisdiction.
  • Formulate criminological strategies for the prevention of cybercrime.
  • Comprehend issues around the legal admissibility of digital evidence and recognize various cybercrime environment issues in the course of a cybercrime investigation.
  • Exhibit comprehensive knowledge of cybercrime-focused digital forensics and develop the ability to apply digital forensic knowledge to cybercrime cases.
  • Use state-of-the-art digital forensic tools of the industry with an adequate degree of proficiency and gain essential preparation for the Digital Forensic Examiner certification exams.
  • Understand the process of conducting computer crime investigation and indicating security characteristics, threats, and responses via security measure assessment from technology; policy and practice; and education, training, and awareness dimensions.
  • Practice risk management—identification, quantification, response, and control—and disaster recovery procedures and countermeasures for the business enterprise.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Required Courses

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET CJ 610 Cybercrime
  • MET CJ 710 Applied Digital Forensic Investigation

Please select two from the following:

  • MET CJ 620 Cyberterrorism and Cyber Defense
  • MET CJ 632 White-Collar Crime
  • MET CJ 810 Cybersecurity Capstone
  • MET CS 684 Enterprise Cybersecurity Management
  • MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
  • MET CS 694 Mobile Forensics and Security