The goal of the Master of Science in Digital Forensics is to provide the next step for professionals and graduates of the Master of Science in Cyber Security program to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to start a career in digital forensics. Digital technology is changing rapidly and requires individuals who not only have a passion for forensics and incident response, but who are also lifelong learners who can keep up with the changing environment. The program seeks to provide a current, practical, and important foundation needed to complete certification exams in digital forensics.
THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
• CRITICAL THINKING
Students with an accredited undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems, or other related field, may be deemed to have acquired competency in the core areas. All the courses must have been passed with a grade of C or better. Students with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field are required to demonstrate competency in the IT core areas. Competency can be demonstrated by completing necessary coursework prior to beginning graduate studies at Stratford University, by completing the appropriate bridge courses offered through the Stratford University on-campus or online program, or through Prior Learning Assessment.
CIS390– Basic Computer Technology, Applications, and Security Bridge
CIS391– Server/OS, Relational Databases, and Software Security Bridge
CIS392– Networking Bridge
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Master of Science in Digital Forensics
In this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. Students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. These optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.