Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate

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College : Engineering and Computer Science Degree :CRT
Department : Computer Science Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://gccf.ucf.edu/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics provides a unique graduate training opportunity for those who deal directly or indirectly with digital evidence.

CURRICULUM

The Computer Forensics certificate requires four graduate courses (12 credit hours) in forensics study.
Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—12 Credit Hours

  • CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science (3 credit hours)
  • CHS 5518 The Forensic Collection and Examination of Digital Evidence (3 credit hours) or CHS 5596 The Forensic Expert in the Courtroom (3 credit hours)
  • CGS 5131 Computer Forensics I: Seizure and Examination of Computer Systems (3 credit hours)
  • CNT 6418 Computer Forensics II: Network Security, Intrusion Detection, and Forensic Analysis (3 credit hours)

Note: A graduate-level digital evidence course approved by the graduate program director may be used to substitute for CGS 5131 or CNT 6418.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate. Students interested in the Out of State Cohort/Track, must contact the program director, Sheau-Dong Lang, PhD, prior to applying.

Application Deadlines

Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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July 15Dec 1

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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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