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Master of Science
Digital Forensics &
Cyber Investigation

Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation
Master of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Develop the cutting-edge skills and knowledge you need to become a digital forensics expert at UMGC Europe.

The Master of Science in digital forensics and cyber investigation at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand for investigative, leadership, and executive skill in evaluating and managing complex cybersecurity incidents and threats. Learn how to determine whether a digital system has been attacked or compromised, and master reliable methods to identify, preserve, analyze, and present evidence for legal prosecution, administrative proceedings, and business purposes.

In this program, you can develop investigative problem-solving skills, contribute to important team deliverables, analyze complex data scenarios, examine digital media for evidentiary artifacts, and write detailed digital forensic examination reports. The applied knowledge and skills you acquire can help government, business, and law enforcement organizations in detecting data breaches, mitigating cyber attacks, identifying responsible parties, and evaluating evidence of digital crime.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Introductory Course

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, DFC 610)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 620)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 630)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 640)
  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses. 
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in computer networks and cybersecurity, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a background in computing and programming. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we recommend you take ASC 609. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Funding Your Education

Explore ways to help meet, manage, and lower your education costs at UMGC Europe.

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