As the world’s dependency on computers and mobile technologies increases, so does the demand for digital forensic experts that can investigate and effectively present evidence recovered from digital crimes. The use of digital evidence in litigation continues to be more prevalent and requires professionals that are prepared to assist in litigation support services in the area of electronic evidence.
Stevenson University Online's Master of Science in Digital Forensics prepares students to identify, acquire, restore, and analyze electronic data. Our graduate program provides students with the knowledge to design a comprehensive methodology to cover the acquisition, preservation, and analysis of various forms of digital evidence.
Developed for working professionals, Stevenson's Digital Forensics graduate program is offered fully online. Stevenson’s master’s program equips students with the skills to communicate their findings, analysis, and conclusions effectively, especially as expert witnesses during trials. Courses in Stevenson University’s online master’s in Digital Forensics program are taught by practicing digital forensic experts and focus on the integration of auditing, computer forensics, and investigative analyses into coherent, defensible conclusions.
New Positions in the Digital Forensics Field
In a 2017, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, data indicates that job opportunities for positions similar to digital forensic experts are likely to significantly increase and could equate to 160,000 new jobs in the field. The Maryland Long-Term Projections indicates the number of openings in digital forensics will grow significantly between 2014 and 2024 and the State will require more than 9,000 professionals trained in digital forensics fields.
The Mock Trial Capstone
A distinction of Stevenson University Online’s forensic programs, the Mock Trial Capstone provides students with real-world experience and training in investigation, evidence collection, and presenting forensic evidence in a courtroom setting. The capstone can be completed online and is also offered on campus in our state-of-the-art mock trial courtroom.
Completed online application.
Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
Degree in Information Technology (IT) or advanced coursework/work experience in IT.