Digital Forensic Science (MS) Curriculum

The Masters of Digital Forensic Science curriculum builds on your existing digital forensics knowledge and advances you to the next level of expertise.

The digital forensic courses in this program are specifically designed to be applicable and relevant to the current and emerging digital forensic landscape, while also providing a framework of core digital forensic principals.

The culmination of the degree is in the form of a capstone research project that allows students to integrate all insights, learning, and observations into a single work-based project.


Course #TitleCredits
DFS 501 The Practice of Digital Investigations 3
DFS 510 Scripting for Digital Forensics 3
DFS 520 Operating System Analysis 3
DFS 530 Incident Response and Network Forensics 3
DFS 550 Mobile Device Analysis 3
DFS 570 Legal Principles of Digital Investigation 3
DFS 575 Digital Forensic for Civil Litigation 3
DFS 580 Capstone Research Thesis 3

Choose two of the following courses:

DFS 540 Malware Analysis 3
DFS 560 Digital Forensics & Encryption 3
DFS 565 Computer Forensics Laboratory Operation & Management 3
Total Credits to Earn This Degree: 30

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