Criminal Justice BS / Cybersecurity MS

Career and Academic Opportunities: 

Together, a BSCJ and MS-CYBR degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills to have impactful and rewarding careers related to the prevention of crime and cybersecurity. With mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge of criminal justice and cybersecurity, graduates of this Double Owl Pathway will be able to obtain a wide range of careers in areas such as cybercrime investigation, network security, and threat assessment in both the private and public sector such as at state and federal agencies and businesses and corporations. Students completing this degree track will also achieve skills to promote their success in continued academic achievements such as the pursuit of a law degree or PhD in criminal justice and cybersecurity.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.  Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements). 

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    1. GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
    2. 60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS Criminal Justice degree)
    3. 18 hours completed in residence at KSU
    • CYBR 7000 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
    • CYBR 7050 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
    • CYBR 7300 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
  • For current admission requirements please click here. 
    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Department / College
      • Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Dr. Heidi Scherer, Program Director
      • 470-578-2894
      • Social Science Bldg, Rm. 4065
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    • Department / College
      • Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development
    • Advising Contact
      • Gina Gavin
      • 470-578-7866
      • 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 203
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.