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Is this program right for you?

Start your journey as a cybercrime analyst. You can also do it as an intelligence, business, data, or risk analyst. Alternatively, enhance your expertise in these critical roles with this program.

Study Part-Time 

Complete a graduate-level certificate online on a part-time basis.

Gain Job-Ready Skills

Gain specialized knowledge and applied skills to pursue vital careers in a rapidly growing field.

This graduate-level certificate is open to those interested in careers in cybercrime analysis. You may want to work in business, law enforcement, or security. Cybercrime analysis offers many opportunities for career advancement.

Cybercrime analysts manage complex data. This includes open-source data, individual and organized hackers. Analysts need practical and theoretical abilities to gather, assess, and synthesize the data.

Program strengths

Graduates can apply what they have learned to address many problems.

In law enforcement, they can work with data on hate crimes and organized crime.

At international organizations, they can use their skills to analyze data on prisoner abuse. They can also study violations of international treaties. And they can work on conflict and early warning systems.

In business, graduates can use their education to fight commercial and financial cybercrime. They can also use it for corporate security concerns.


  • Apply analytical skills, critical analysis, and an interdisciplinary mindset to the process of identifying, analyzing, and addressing unstructured data and cyber threats within a variety of security and criminal contexts such as finance and banking, crime and organized crime, and national security, safety and terrorism.
  • Identify and apply a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, political, and cultural issues of collecting and managing intelligence using overt/covert operations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop practicable processes for gathering intelligence from overt/covert operations and encrypted information.

The program is designed to foster professional capacity and autonomy, building on learners’ demonstrated capacity for analysis, research, critical thinking, and academic success. Through active engagement with challenges and problems drawn from real world data, graduates will: 

  • Demonstrate and apply a broad understanding of the intelligence cycle and the ability to categorize the various types of intelligence and cybercrime data.
  • Collect and compose reports based on extensive research using print and open source materials that require collection, correlation, and analysis.
  • Justify and evaluate decisions based on analytical ability, critical thinking and understanding of situational complexity and historical perspective.
  • Articulate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of cybercrime analysis involving cyber intelligence.
  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, political, cultural issues of collecting and managing intelligence using overt/covert operations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop practicable processes for gathering intelligence from overt/covert operations and encrypted information. 

Program Format 

The program consists of five courses. You can take one of these online courses per semester, in sequence. They take approximately 18 months to complete.

Students can access the course material 24/7 without having to log in at a specific time. However, the courses are not independent or self-study. Each course has 13 weekly learning modules. They have set due dates for assignments, discussions, and projects.

Students usually log into the course at least three times a week. They spend 7-12 hours per week in discussions, readings, exercises, and assignments. 

Upcoming intake

We accept applications for this program throughout the year. However, the program intake is only offered once a year in September. This program is competitive with limited seats. So, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. 


Domestic tuition is $2,328.44 per course (from April 1, 2024).  
International tuition is $3,492.67 per course (from April 1, 2024)

Additional Fees 

Learner Services Fee $19.20 per course (from April 1, 2024)
Non-refundable application fee $75

Textbooks & Supplies

See the list of required textbooks.

STEP ONE - Apply to the Program

Students can apply by registering online at EducationPlannerBC and completing the online program application form.

STEP TWO - Submit Supporting Documents

Prepare and submit supporting documentation by mail or email to be received by the application deadline.

In-Person or By Mail
Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Application Deadline - *Extended*

Completed applications, including all admission documentation, must be submitted by August 13th, 2024, to the Admissions office. Applications will be reviewed and approved as they are received until the application deadline.

Admission requirements 

A bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited school.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you may be considered for program admission if you possess:

  • A minimum of two years of post-secondary education plus a minimum of five years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information. 

  • Eight to ten years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information (Dean/Director discretion). 

Refer to the Graduate Studies Application Supplement for more details.

Required Documents

  1. Official university transcript or required experience*
  2. Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal OR two professional references)
  3. Detailed resume
  4. Personal statement/Statement of Intent
  5. A current criminal record check
  6. A 500-1000 word essay on a related topic of choice (only required if you do not possess a bachelor's degree)

Financial Aid & Awards

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries including the JIBC General Student Bursary. All students are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Student Services or the Financial Aid & Student Awards Advisor at

International Applicants

International applicants are encouraged to visit the International Students page or contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at

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Alanna Wong was always interested in understanding crime, its causes, and contributing in some way to the safety and well-being of the community.