Online: Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics

There is strong demand for qualified individuals with expertise in current digital forensics investigative techniques and the proper methods and tools for handling digital evidence.

The DeSales graduate certificate program in digital forensics offers cutting-edge curriculum, nationally recognized educators, and an accelerated, flexible class schedules.

In four online courses, you'll learn:

  • the proper methods to gather digital evidence, analysis, and expert testimony;

  • how to conduct research on important trends in digital forensics investigation  — and how to prepare both written and oral reports;

  • the application of highly ethical standards to real-life criminal justice situations.

Required Courses (12 credits)

CJ 536 - Digital Investigation and Evidence Collection
Examine strategies to investigate tech crimes and learn how to properly seize digital evidence.

CJ 537 - Forensic Acquisition and Analysis
Begin to image and analyze digital evidence by using professional forensic examination software.

CJ 538 - Network and Cloud Forensics
Learn techniques for investigations that involve computer networking, email message analysis, and collecting data from the cloud. 

CJ 539 - Special Topics in Digital Forensics
Explore the latest trends digital forensics, with a focus on active research and practical exercises.

Requirements for Admission

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Background or interest in the field of criminal justice, with a specific focus 
    on digital forensics

  • A personal statement that demonstrates your ability to write at the graduate level 

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