What Colleges Offer a Computer Forensics Degree Program Online?

What are the benefits of earning a computer forensics degree online and what careers are available to graduates? Read on to learn about three schools that offer online programs. Schools offering Computer Forensics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Options for Computer Forensics Students

Earning a computer forensics degree online can lead to a career as a computer forensics investigator, an evidence technician or a cyber investigator. Champlain College, the University of Central Florida and Fairleigh Dickinson University, well-known colleges due to their rankings by U.S. News and World Report, offer online degree programs in computer forensics.

Important Facts About Computer Forensics Degrees

Degree/Certificate Levels Fully online programs are available at the certificate through master's levels
Prerequisites High school diploma or GED for undergraduate programs; bachelor's degree for graduate programs
Work Environment Government agencies, diagnostic laboratories, private tech firms
Possible Careers DNA analyst, forensic psychologist, crime scene investigator
Median Salary (2018) $58,230 (for forensic science technicians)*
Job Outlook (2016-2026) 17% growth (for forensic science technicians)*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Champlain College in Burlington, VT

Champlain College is ranked tied for 81st in U.S. News and World Report's 'Regional Colleges (North)' category as of 2019. Its Division of Continuing Professional Studies offers an online bachelor's degree in cyber security. The National Institute of Justice recognizes the program as a model for computer forensics education. Champlain College is also a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, a designation awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Online courses available through this program include:

  • Mobile Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Cybersecurity Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Digital Forensics Investigation Techniques
  • Emerging Threats and Defenses

Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ

As of 2019, Fairleigh Dickinson University was ranked tied for 62nd in the 'Regional Universities (North)' category by U.S. News and World Report. It offers a certificate in computer security and forensic administration. Credits earned in this certificate program can be used towards a Master of Administrative Science. All certificate courses are offered totally online. Courses taken in this certificate program are:

  • Current Issues in Cyber Forensics
  • Computer Systems Seizure and Examination
  • Computer Security Administration
  • The Forensic Expert

University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando

Ranked tied for #165 in the 'National Universities' category by U.S. News and World Report as of 2019, the University of Central Florida offers an online Master of Science in Digital Forensics program. This is a collaborative program uniting the efforts of several UCF departments, including criminal justice, legal studies and electrical engineering and computer science, and offering specializations in computing, criminal justice or forensic science and legal studies. Students must earn 30 credits to complete this program. Required and elective course titles include:

  • Wireless Security and Forensics
  • Incident Response Technologies
  • Topics in Forensic Science
  • Network Security, Intrusion Detection and Forensic Analysis

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