Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics
|Program Coordinator: Dr. Pam Staton
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics requires 14 hours of course credit. The Certificate is intended for students who have no experience in the field of digital forensics. The course sequence includes instruction ranging from basic fundamentals to advanced topics.
- Provides students comprehensive knowledge in identifying, collecting, preserving, and examining various types of digital evidence.
Introduces students to forensic analysis.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
Standard Time to Completion: 2-3 semesters.
|Curriculum: 5 courses | 14 credits|
|FSC 632- Foundations & Fundamentals of Digital Evidence
FSC 609 – Network Forensics
FSC 634- Search & Seizure of Digital Evidence (3 credits)
FSC 605- Forensic Digital Imaging (3 credits)
FSC 676- Advanced Digital Evidence Detection & Recovery
Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $500
Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (Fall 2010-Summer 2011):
- Number of certificate-only students enrolled: NA (new program)
- Number of certificate-only students completing: NA (new program)
- On-Time Completion Rate: NA (new program)
- Job Placement Rate: NA (new program)
- Median Loan Debt: NA (new program)
Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:
- Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Digital Forensics Certificate on the application form.
- Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
Deadline for Application:
Students will be admitted on a competitive basis for fall semester admissions only. Review of applicants will begin March 1 of each year but applicants may be admitted any time prior to the fall enrollment deadline. As this is a limited enrollment program, students will be admitted on a space available basis.