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.
Program dates and deadlines
Summer 2015 second 8-week term
- Application deadline: June 8, 2015
- Classes start: June 22, 2015
Fall 2015 first 8-week term
- Application deadline: Aug. 7, 2015 (tentative date)
- Classes start: Aug. 24, 2015 (tentative date)
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: