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.
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 three 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.
Our focus on digital and cybercrime will teach you how to protect an organization’s digital presence and to investigate crimes perpetrated via technological means. This concentration is perfect for those in law enforcement as well as the private sector.
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
- Format: 100% Online
- Est. time to complete: 1-2 years
- Total credits: 30 credits
- Cost per credit: $990
- Total tuition: $29,700
- Term Schedule
If you are a sworn officer or a correctional officer anywhere worldwide, you may be eligible to receive a discount of 50% off the degree. We also offer a 20% tuition discount to members of professional organizations such as the IAFCI, ACAMS, ACFCS, NHCAA and others.Learn More
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.
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:
Investigating Wildlife Crimes
Tracking Blood Money: Financial Investigations into Wildlife Crime in East Africa
A new report issued today, "Tracking Blood Money" shows mixed results in applying financial tools and techniques to the illegal wildlife trade in East Africa, however momentum is growing across Sub-Saharan Africa to apply financial crime charges to levy higher penalties to those involved in the illegal trade.
Crime Waves Podcast
The Charger Blog
Investigations Professor Makes Waves with Crime Podcast
"Crime Waves with Declan Hill" is a new podcast featuring interviews with individuals at the heart of some of the biggest investigations across the world. Guests have included many of the University’s talented faculty members who’ve shared their stories and discussed the impact they have had on a wide range of high-profile cases.
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There are a variety of opportunities for you to learn more about our master’s degree programs, what it is like to be a student here, and the scholarships, assistantships and financial aid that we offer. Whether you want to meet us on campus or online, we have something for you.
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An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.
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