Program Overview

(No longer enrolling new students)

  • Dean: Robert Marino, Ph.D.
  • Program Director: Bill Crane
  • Structure: Online graduate degree program designed for full-time working professionals
  • Format: Online instructor-led scheduling; no set class meeting time—24/7 access to instruction and assignment; highly collaborative through asynchronous discussion, chat and email
  • Annual Cycle: Five terms per year; courses start in August, October, January, March, and May
  • Course Duration: 8-week online terms
  • Required Credit Hours: 36 credit hours (note: Students who lack a relevant work history/academic background may be required to complete additional Digital Forensic coursework to ensure their success in the MSDFM program.)
  • Degree Completion Time Frames:
    • Minimum: 18 months (two courses in each successive 8-week term for 36 credit-hour core program)
    • Maximum: 6 years (variable, customizable program track)
  • Residency Requirement: One three-day, on-site Graduate Digital Forensic Management Residency Experience
  • Residency Location: Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduate Commencement Ceremony: Annually in May, Champlain College, Burlington, VT
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)