The Digital Forensics MS degree is comprised of 30 hours of study beyond the bachelor's degree with required, intensive specialization in topics related to digital forensics. The degree program prepares students, including working professionals, who will pursue the degree on a part-time basis to gain the knowledge and skills required to work as an examiner in the field. The program may also be taken by those who have an interest in scientific applications and research in the field, and who would like to continue to a doctoral degree program or law school after completion.
The MSDF degree is a collaborative effort between various UCF academic departments - Computer Science, Forensic Science of Chemistry, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies - and the National Center for Forensic Science. The National Center for Forensic Science is a State of Florida Type II Center and a member of the National Institute of Justice Forensic Resource Network of the Department of Justice, serving the needs of state and local law enforcement and forensic scientists.
The mission of the MSDF degree program is to provide a quality graduate education in the science and practices of digital forensics, and to prepare the students for digital forensics jobs and a lifetime of learning. The objectives of the program include the following:
The admission requirements are consistent with those of most M.S. programs in the U.S. Students will be selected on a competitive basis and must meet the following minimum requirements: