Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate

Get prepared for high-demand roles in information technology with the computer forensics graduate certificate. The program is offered with online and in-person courses.

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics?

The computer forensics graduate certificate prepares students for high demand IT roles such as computer/digital forensics analysts. As a specially trained cybersecurity professional, you will gain the expertise you need for this exciting, evolving career.

Modern organizations increasingly depend on network and wireless-based communication, making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Consequently, organizations need IT roles that specialize in “incident response” in case of such attacks and subsequent “forensic analysis” of digital evidence.

With expected continued growth in this field, and strong regional demand, Maryland is a state with one of the highest concentration of these jobs.

Advance Your Career

The program is intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a computing-related field and are seeking advanced study. It may also interest you if: 

  • You work in the information technology field and need additional academic background for professional growth.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than information technology and want to prepare for careers in this field.

Continue Your Education

When you’re ready to advance your education, you may seamlessly transfer your graduate certificate credits toward the master’s degree program in applied information technology

Online Instruction

The program is offered in a hybrid format, with online and in-person courses.

Certificate Requirements

AIT 600 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
AIT 610 Systems Development Process (3)
AIT 650 Computer & Network Forensics and Incident Response (3)
AIT 660 Mobile Device Forensics (3) 
AIT 745 Case Studies in Computer Forensics (3)

View information about certificate requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission requirements and deadlines for the certificate are the same as those for the applied information technology master’s program. 

Why Towson University? 

Academic Advantages

  • Study Network Investigations
    Analyze and apply computer forensics tools and techniques to solving issues related to malicious cyber incidents
  • Learn Forensic Analysis
    Apply network forensics tools and techniques to complex, network related cyber incidents and scenarios
  • Understand Mobile Analysis
    Study methods for the acquisition and analysis of mobile devices in digital forensics investigations.

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Program Director

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Cheryl T. Brown
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 444

Program Coordinator

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Michelle Bowman
7800 York Road
Room 206C
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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