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High Technology Crime Investigation

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)
Location(s): Arlington Graduate Education Center

Program Overview

In today’s age of rapidly changing technology, criminal acts are not limited to the physical world.

The Master of Science in High Technology Crime Investigation trains investigators who can combine information technology and forensic science with critical thinking. Designed for law-enforcement professionals, federal and state government workers, information security professional, and computer forensic professional needing an advanced degree, this MS program gives students a fundamental understanding of the legal, technical, management, and behavioral factors need to conduct computer-related crime investigations.


Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall - August 1 (April 15 for international applicants who require a visa from GW)

Spring - December 15 (October 1 for international applicants who require a visa from GW)

Summer - April 30 (Not available for international applicants who require a visa from GW)

Standardized test scores:

GRE general test (institutional code 5246). Waived for applicants who hold a J.D., M.D., or Ph.D.

Recommendations required: 

One (1) recommendation.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application

Additional requirements: 

Applicants should submit proof of any professional certifications earned (A+, Net+, etc.).  In order to request waiver of pre-requisite courses, copies of professional certifications must be submitted with the application.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: 202.994.6210 (phone) ~ 202.994.6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday