M.Sc. On Campus

Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 27360 USD/year
855 USD/credit 27360 USD/year
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D4CS, the Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity program, offers a Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity degree and two advanced certificate programs at The City University of New York.


The Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity degree program at The City University of New York offers a balance of practice and theory through study in computer science, law and criminal justice. The program produces professionals qualified as digital forensic scientists who can apply and sustain their expertise as new technological and societal challenges emerge; who understand the scientific, legal and criminal justice context of high technology crime; and who can effectively communicate their knowledge to others.

What Our Graduates Do

Equipped with their multi-faceted education in forensics, computer science, law and criminal justice, our versatile graduates pursue a variety of career paths in digital forensics, cybersecurity and information assurance, such as:

  • Cyber investigators
  • Special agents with federal agencies
  • Digital forensic analysts
  • eDiscovery specialists
  • Lab managers
  • Educators
  • Information security (INFOSEC) specialists
  • Cyber incident analyst responders
  • Cybersecurity analysts
  • Computer security
  • Network security analysts
  • Information assurance consultants
  • Forensic computing product researchers and developers
  • Doctoral students in related fields

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Law and High Technology Crime
  • Network Security
  • Architecture and Vulnerabilities of Operating Systems
  • Digital Forensic Applications
  • Forensic Management of Digital Evidence
  • Theoretical Foundations of Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or international equivalent) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE verbal and math scores above the median
  • GRE analytical writing score of 4.0 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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