The master's degree in cybersecurity with a concentration 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.
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.
Please note that you are required to participate in a three-credit-hour practicum experience as part of this program. This provides an opportunity for you to gain valuable practical experience in the industry while working toward your degree.
Required Core Course (12 Credit Hours)
- Special Topics: Data Networks, Systems and Securities (3)
- Special Topics: Applied Cryptography (3)
- Basics of Information Security and Risk Management (3)
- Decision Processes for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (3)
Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)
- Cybercrime and Criminal Justice (3)
- Digital Evidence Recognition (3)
- Introduction to Digital Evidence (3)
- Network Forensic Criminal Investigations (3)
- Digital Forensic Criminal Investigations (3)
Practicum (3 Credit Hours)
- Directed Independent Study (3)
Please note that you are required to submit an electronic portfolio demonstrating completion of core program competencies in cybersecurity and in the area of concentration.
The Spring 2016 term application deadline is Dec. 4, 2015
The Spring 2016 term begins Jan. 11, 2016
The Summer 2016 term application deadline is March 18, 2016
The Summer 2016 term begins May 16, 2016