Online Master of Science In Investigations

A master’s degree in investigations will strengthen your earning potential, make you a more valuable team member and also create opportunities to move into greater leadership roles. Speak with our advisors about how you can 'build your own degree' to maximize your potential and knowledge.

Leading the Way in Investigations

Welcome to the University of New 51’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:

100% Online

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 two concentrations offered by the University of New 51:

Criminal Investigations
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.

Financial Crimes
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.

Related Programs

We also offer online master’s degrees in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Investigations, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Financial Crimes Investigations, Digital Forensic Investigation and Healthcare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.

Certificate Programs

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.

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Envision Your Future

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

Charger Advantage

Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New 51 and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.

Selected Courses and Programs

The University of New 51 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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