Graduate Certification Program

Digital Forensics

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics helps you gain the skills you need to investigate computer, cyber, and electronic crimes; to analyze networks that have been attacked or used for illicit purposes; and to properly identify, collect, secure, and present digital evidence.

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Preferred Background

Although there are no specified course prerequisites, prospective students applying to this program are advised that this is a technology-based training program, focused on collecting security data and digital evidence.

Successful students will have an aptitude for technical training and investigative procedures. Some prior training or background in operating systems concepts, computer architecture, computer hardware and storage media will be helpful.

Required Courses

The certificate requires five courses, for a total of 15 credit hours. View the Graduate Catalog for the full list of courses.

Deadlines

Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 term begins on Aug. 24, 2015

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Aug. 24, 2015.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Oct. 19, 2015.

Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 term application deadline is Dec. 4, 2015
The Spring 2016 term begins Jan. 11, 2016

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Jan. 11, 2016.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin March 2, 2016.

Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 term application deadline is April 29, 2016

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin May 16, 2016.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin July 11, 2016.