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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.              

Certificate Code:  XDF
Approved: 201408


The graduate certificate in digital forensics helps you gain the skills you need to investigate computer, cyber, and electronic crimes; to analyze networks that have been attacked or used for illicit purposes; and to properly identify, collect, secure, and present digital evidence.

  •     Digital forensics tradecraft
  •     Techniques and procedure
  •     Standards of practice
  •     Legal and ethical principles
  •     Assuring that digital evidence is accurate, complete, and reliable


Course Location/Delivery

Fully online.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


Although there are no specified course prerequisites, prospective students applying to this program are advised that this is a technology-based training program, focused on collecting security data and digital evidence.

Successful students will have an aptitude for technical training and investigative procedures. Some prior training or background in operating systems concepts, computer architecture, computer hardware and storage media will be helpful.

Curriculum Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

Five years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Some of the hours from this Certificate may be applicable toward a graduate degree.  Contact the department for information.


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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