Master's Degree

Digital Forensics

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.

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.

Program Requirements

The program requires five courses, for a total of 15 credit hours. View the Graduate Catalog for the full list of courses. View the cybersecurity application deadlines.

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)

Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)

Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

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.


Spring 2016

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

Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 term application deadline is March 18, 2016
The Summer 2016 term begins May 16, 2016