Digital Forensics & Information Assurance

We live in a digital world. Technology has permeated nearly every facet of our personal and professional lives. Never has the threat been greater to our intellectual property, personal information, and critical infrastructure. Technology is being used to facilitate criminal activities and terrorist operations that span the globe. Billions of dollars in intellectual property is being stolen at an alarming rate. “Traditional” crimes such as murder, robbery, and burglary are also leaving digital evidence across a wide spectrum of technology. This technology includes mobile devices, networks, the Internet, and cloud computing platforms. The demand for digital forensics and information assurance specialists is extremely high. Unfortunately, there is also a severe shortage of trained professionals.

Marshall University stands ready to meet these challenges and help fill the void. The Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program offers a high quality education in a challenging, active learning environment. Our courses are taught by experienced faculty that put students first.

Educational Options

We offer three educational options:

Program Features and Highlights

  • High demand for graduates
  • Students use professional grade hardware and software
  • Curriculum delivered in a challenging, active learning, hands-on environment
  • Experienced, published faculty with real-world experience
  • Excellent internship opportunities
  • Leadership and community service opportunities through the AIDE Student Group
  • Compete with MU Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge (CCDC) Team

New Computer Lab Coming Fall 2015!

DFIA classes will have a new home in the new Applied Engineering Complex starting Fall 2015!

Digital Forensics & Information Assurance will have a new, state-of-the-art computer lab in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex! The facility is slated to open in August 2015 and will be one of the largest academic buildings on Marshall's campus when completed. It will provide a home for many STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, creating interdisciplinary and integrated learning environments that will foster collaborative research and inter-professional education.

Integrated Science & Technology • One John Marshall Drive • Morrow Library 116 • Huntington, WV 25755 • (304) 696-6498