Cybersecurity

Graduate Certificate in 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.

In the program, you will focus on digital forensics tradecraft, techniques and procedures; standards of practice; and legal and ethical principles, all assuring that digital evidence is accurate, complete, and reliable.

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.

The certificate requires five courses, for a total of 15 credit hours. Required courses include:

CJE 6688: Cybercrime and Criminal Justice

CJE 6623: Digital Evidence Recognition

CJE 6624: Introduction to Digital Evidence

CJE 6625: Network Forensic Criminal

CJE 6626: Digital Forensic Criminal Investigations