Admission Requirements for Online Master's in Digital Forensics

Ready to advance your career with a master's degree from a top ranked digital forensics program?

Apply to our fully online master's in digital forensics today.  Our admissions process is ongoing with six start terms throughout the year. Applications will be processed once an online application is submitted and we have received all required materials.  Be sure to review our list of requirements below and contact our admissions representatives with any questions.

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Bachelor's Degree Requirement

In order to be considered for the master's in digital forensics program, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in digital or computer forensics, computer science or similar discipline.  Those without this specific bachelor's degree, but who are currently working in the field of digital or computer forensics or computer sciences are also encouraged to apply, but some preparatory forensic coursework may be required.

Work Experience Requirement

We suggest that applicants have experience or current employment in a digital forensics or computer science role, with opportunities to apply new skills. Champlain welcomes students who may have little work experience, but who can demonstrate their ability to perform in a program that integrates learning into the workplace. Each student's experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Official Transcripts

Official academic transcripts (not photocopies or those issued directly to a student) are required from all colleges and universities you have attended. Please request that your transcripts be sent directly from your former institution to Champlain College Online by mail, email, or fax to the following:
     Champlain College Online
     PO Box 670
     Burlington, VT 05452
     Transcript Email:
     Fax: 802-865-6447


You will need to submit an up-to-date resume that communicates your professional and educational background. 


You will be required to respond to an essay question as part of the application process. The essay should be a minimum of 300 words, and should address the specific question found in your online application.

Letter of Recommendation

You are required to submit one professional letter of recommendation from someone who can assess your capabilities as an employee and/or student, preferrably a supervisor or manager.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

All applicants whose undergraduate education was not delivered in English must submit a TOEFL score, with essay. Minimum total scores required for consideration are 550 (paper) /213 (computer) /80 (Internet). These scores do not guarantee admission. For more information on the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website.