M.Sc. On Campus

Information Security and Digital Forensics

Niagara University

12 months
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
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The master's degree program in Information Security and Digital Forensics (ISDF) from Niagara University is designed to prepare students and working professionals for an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity, both in government and in private business. 


The Information Security and Digital Forensics program from Niagara University equips individuals with the knowledge necessary for the Certified Information Systems Security Management Professionals (CISSP) certification. Students are trained utilizing professional applications in computer and mobile forensics, and provided knowledge and expertise in network security, ethical hacking and privacy. This training occurs in one of our new on-campus information security labs.

The ISDF program isn’t only intended for computer and information sciences majors, but also for students majoring in criminal justice, business, healthcare and accounting.

Job Projections

The demand for specialized information security workers is on the rise, and the future indicates that this field will continue to grow nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the information security field will grow by 18 percent.

Additionally, the New York State Department of Labor has outlined a similar statewide growth rate (17.2 percent) for the same period.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Principles of Information Security and Federal Law
  • Data Privacy
  • Managing Security Risks
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Network Security
  • Software Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities attended indicating the awarding of an accredited undergraduate degree.
  • An online application.
  • Two letters of recommendation - Academic or Professional (the form is automatically generated during the online application). 
  • Personal statement - Two-page, double-spaced, typewritten statement discussing your academic and/or research background, your career goals, your personal philosophy related to your area of study, and how Niagara University's graduate program will prepare you to meet your career and educational objectives.
  • GRE scores taken within the past five years. Students that have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of over 3.0 area are not required to submit a GRE for consideration.
  • Optional Resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 12 months.

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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