Admission Requirements

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. The digital forensics program has six start terms throughout the year, and applications are processed as they are received. Be sure to review our list of application requirements below and contact our admissions representatives with any questions.

Online Application

The first step in applying to an online master's degree program at Champlain College is to begin your online application. You'll need to create an account, select the program you are applying to, and follow the step by step instructions. Keep in mind you can save your progress and log back in at a later point to complete your application.

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Bachelor's Degree Requirement

Applicants to the master's in digital forensics program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent, preferably with a focus in digital forensics, computer science or similar discipline.  Those without this specific degree, but who are currently working in the field of digital forensics or computer sciences are encouraged to apply, however some preparatory coursework may be required.

Work Experience Requirement

We suggest that applicants have experience or current employment in a digital forensics/computer science role with opportunities for applying new concepts and skills acquired throughout the digital forensics program. Applicants with limited work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Official Transcripts

Official academic transcripts are required from all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service. Request transcripts be sent directly to Champlain College Online by mail, email, or fax:
     Champlain College Online
     PO Box 670
     Burlington, VT 05402
     Transcript Email: cps@champlain.edu
     Fax: 802-419-5321

Resume

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

Essay

As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit an essay. The essay is comprised of 3 short answer questions about your personal and professional goals and your approach to online learning, requiring a 1-2 paragraph response each.  

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, preferably a supervisor or manager.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Non-native English speakers must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 600 paper-based or 250 computer-based to qualify. For more information on the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website.

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