Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.S. in Digital Forensic Science, a graduate will be able to:

  1. Implement the principles of crime scene investigation
  2. Evaluate the role of evidence management in forensic examinations
  3. Identify the core concepts of other forensic disciplines, including:
    1. Forensic biology
    2. Pattern evidence
  4. Explain the legal issues affecting the practice of digital forensics
  5. Develop software tools for the automation of data processing, manipulation and analysis
  6. Develop methodologies for the preservation and analysis of digital devices
  7. Conduct forensic analysis of digital devices and data including:
    1. PC and Server Operating systems;
    2. Portable devices;
    3. Network traffic;
    4. Network devices;
    5. Application software;
    6. Server software;
    7. Specialized embedded systems;
    8. Malicious software.
  8. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of digital forensic methods, software and hardware
  9. Effectively communicate the complex scientific topics to both expert and lay audiences
  10. Conduct independent research in the field of Digital Forensic Science
  11. Outline the challenges and methods for addressing the challenges of leadership of digital forensic professionals.