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Forensic Science–Cyber Investigations, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MD,
The 30-credit M.S. in Forensic Science–Cyber Investigations program at the University of Baltimore prepares you to excel in a rapidly changing field as you become an expert in investigating criminal activity involving computer and digital information systems, recovery and analysis of data, preservation of evidence and understanding the law.

About

How the program works:

Through a 10-course curriculum at the M.S. in Forensic Science–Cyber Investigations program at the University of Baltimore, you'll develop skills and knowledge in 21st-century forensic investigations to become an agent of positive change. You'll explore:

  • forensic investigation techniques
  • computer and digital information crimes
  • cybersecurity attacks, threats and risk assessment
  • prevention and security management strategies
  • legal interventions and resolutions.

You'll gain practical, hands-on experience in a brand-new digital computer lab where you'll be able to break down computer hardware and learn to employ specific software for investigation purposes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Issues in High Technology Crime 
  • Identifying Organizational Liabilities and Crime 
  • Information Retrieval: Paper and Electronic
  • Forensic Investigative Techniques 
  • Introduction to Cryptography 
  • Protection of Data/Information

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply for admission at the University of Baltimore, you must submit:

  • an application and a $35 application fee
  • all official academic transcripts from post-secondary/university-level institutions
  • a credential evaluation report of all education received at non-U.S. institutions
  • official proof of English language proficiency
  • additional program-specific requirements 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1111 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1111 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    758 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 758 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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