Computer Forensics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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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 post-baccalaureate 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)

Application deadlines and admission requirements 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.


For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.

 

Contact Information

Program Director

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Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Suranjan Chakraborty
Location
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 469

Associate Program Director

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Cheryl T. Brown
Location

7800 York Road (YR)

Room 444

Program Coordinator

Andrea Chenowith
Applied Information Technology
 Andrea Chenowith
Location
Linthicum Hall
Room 023
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.