Online MS in Digital Forensics Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our master's degree and graduate certificate programs is based on cost per credit. If you are an active duty military service member, spouse or adult dependent click here to find out about our special tuition for you.

MS in Digital Forensic Science Tuition (Academic Year Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Credits in Degree
Cost/Credit3-Credit Course
Total Cost
30 - 33* $795 $2,385 $23,850 - $26,235*

* Note: some essential knowledge is required prior to admission to the MS DFS program.During your application process it will be determined if you meet all prerequisites; students who meet them will be waived from DFS 500 and will earn a 30 credit Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science. Those who do not meet the prerequisite requirements will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge they need by taking DFS 500 and will graduate with a 33 credit degree.


Many of our courses use articles, journals and free ebooks for required reading instead of textbooks; instructors utilize Champlain College's free digital library to hold books and articles for students to access. Some of our courses do, however, require you to purchase books. To find out if your course has books you need to purchase, simply enter your course information (course and section number) into the campus bookstore website to see if there are any books listed. Remember, if you are receiving financial aid you may use your aid toward the purchase of books.


FeePer CoursePer SemesterOne-time Fee
Graduation Fee  — $150*

*Graduation fee applies only to degrees students (not students enrolled in stand-alone certificate programs), and is applied to your bill in your last term prior to program completion.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance listed below represents an estimate of the total costs associated with attending Champlain College for three semesters. The budget includes tuition (which is the only item you will be billed for), an estimate for the purchase of books, average loan fees, and a standard monthly allowance for living expenses. Full-time enrollment is defined as 6 credits per semester.

Full-TimeSummer 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018
Tuition* $4,770 $4,770 $4,770
Books $500 $500 $500
Living Expenses ($1,325 per month) $5,300 $5,300 $5,300
Average Loan Fees $57 $57 $57
Total $10,627 $10,627 $10,627

Example assumes enrollment in 6 credits per semester, 1 course every 8 weeks.

*To calculate the amount of your tuition, multiply the number of enrolled credits by the per credit charge for your program.

Financing Your Education

Whether you are paying for college on your own, are using financial aid or military benefit, or have an opportunity to use employer reimbursement, you'll want to explore the following pages to learn more:

Paying for College

Financial Aid

Refund Policy