Leading the Way in Investigations
Welcome to the University of New Haven’s Master’s in Investigations, the first degree of its in kind in the nation! The degree is 100% online, consists of 10 courses, and can be completed in as little as one year. We offer several areas to focus your studies: financial crimes, cyber and cyber enabled crimes, digital forensics, major crimes, trafficking and smuggling (human and wildlife), crypto assets and many other areas. Students have the opportunity to “build their own” degree based on experience, career goals, or other factors such as working in the private sector. All of our instructors are leading experts, with extensive experience, in their field of investigations.
Our online Master’s in Investigations program is unlike any other program in the industry. Here are the reasons our program stands out as a leader in this field:
This means you can complete the program from anywhere in the world!
Flexibility: Based on experience, previous education and/or career goals, students can substitute other courses from the program for required core courses, basically, a ‘build your own degree’ concept.
Transfer Credits: Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in to meet the degree requirements.See More
Finish in as Little as One Year
Our master’s degree in investigations is a 30-credit hour, 10-course degree that can be completed in around ten months. This accelerated curriculum allows you to earn your master’s degree at a pace consistent with your career goals while balancing it with your life demands.
Select a Concentration that Makes Sense for You
Investigations is a broad topic area. To get the most from your master’s degree, we recommend you choose one of the two concentrations offered by the University of New Haven:
For those in law enforcement, this concentration will prepare you to help solve crimes and to be a greater asset to your law enforcement team.
The Financial Crimes Investigation concentration examines a broad spectrum of financial crimes. This concentration prepares you to tackle cybercrime, financial fraud, international crime, healthcare fraud, and organized crime to name a few. This concentration can be further customized to focus on the private sector or public sector investigation, depending on your career interest.
If you are not ready to begin a master’s degree program, you may also start with one of our graduate certificate programs including Financial Crime Investigation, Cybercrime Investigation, Human Trafficking, Corporate Security, and many other fields.Learn more
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
2% Growth 2021-2030
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2% Growth 2021-2030
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers
5% Growth 2021-2030
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a M.S. in Investigations, check out the Academic Catalog:
Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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