Graduate Certificate 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.


  • Digital forensics tradecraft
  • Techniques and procedure
  • Standards of practice
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • Assuring that digital evidence is accurate, complete, and reliable

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.

  • Cybercrime and Criminal Justice
  • Digital Evidence Recognition
  • Introduction to Digital Evidence
  • Network Forensic Criminal
  • Digital Forensic Criminal Investigations

View admission requirements and application deadlines for this certificate.