M.Sc. Online

Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation

36 months
659 USD/credit 7908 USD/year
659 USD/credit 7908 USD/year
504 USD/credit 6048 USD/year
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In the Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation program at University of Maryland University College, you can gain the capability to help organizations and law enforcement detect data breaches, cyber attacks, and digital crime.


Equip yourself with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge to become a digital forensics expert.

Learn how to determine whether a digital system has been attacked or compromised as well as how to uncover, preserve, and present evidence for legal prosecution in the Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation programme at University of Maryland University College.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Design procedures at a suspected crime scene to ensure that the digital evidence obtained is not corrupted
  • Conduct hands-on forensic searches to identify intrusion methods
  • Employ rigorous procedures to enable forensic results that can withstand scrutiny in a court of law
  • Explain the operation of digital components
  • Seize, image, deconstruct, and analyze digital media for evidence
  • Prepare professional reports
  • Present digital forensics results in a court of law as an expert witness

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity
  • Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Foundations
  • Digital Forensics Technology and Practices
  • Digital Forensic Response and Analysis
  • Advanced Forensics
  • Capstone in Cybersecurity

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    7908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    6048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 36 months.


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