2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Investigations, M.S., White Collar Crime Investigations Concentration

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Investigation is a broad interdisciplinary field in which students learn how to identify, collect, and analyze evidence in civil and criminal cases.  The program includes thee concentrations: criminal investigations, white collar crime investigations, and computer forensic investigations.  Each concentration focuses on a specific area of specialized investigations and is designed to prepare students for investigative careers in one of the areas of specialization.

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate work, which includes a required research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science capstone requirement.  Students must complete substantially all of the core requirements and electives prior to taking CJST 6690 Research Project I.  The capstone course, CJST 6690 Research Project I, must be taken in the last semester.  Students may, upon approval of the program coordinator, take selected elective courses before substantial completion of the core based on timing of course offerings.

Students enrolling in the White Collar Crime Investigations concentration who have no previous accounting education (a minimum of an introductory accounting course) should enroll in ACCT 6620 - Financial Accounting for Managers (or similar introductory accounting course offered by others) prior to enrolling in INVS 6601 - White Collar Crime Analytics.  ACCT 6620 (or alternative) is not an elective for the program and is in addition to all other required courses.  Students may elect to have the requirement waived by taking a competency exam offered by the program coordinator.  Students should demonstrate a basic understanding of the accounting concepts (financial statements, the elements of financial reporting, and the basics of the accounting process.)

Required Courses (15 credits)


Students enrolled in the White Collar Crime concentration are required to take INVS 6601  and LSTD 6620  , in lieu of FORS 6614  and CJST 6612  respectively.

Concentration White Collar Crimes Investigation (15 credits)

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