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M.S. in Digital Forensics

Key Benefits of Our Program

  • Joint program between the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (Forensics) in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Combines courses in the iSchool such as information security, digital forensics, and data analytics with courses in Forensics including advanced forensics, quality assurance and ethics, and crime scene investigation.
  • Receive training and experience in the collection, preservation, examination, analysis, reporting, and legal proceedings involving digital evidence from practitioners and researchers working at the forefront of digital forensics.
  • Opportunities for field study in world-class facilities including federal laboratories such as the FBI, DOJ, and DOD and various crime laboratories and prosecutor’s offices.
  • Faculty mentor, teach, and advise students, paying close attention to their development
  • Flexible programs enable students to tailor courses to their individual needs and goals
Career Paths

It is estimated that over 90% of criminal cases involve some form of digital data, including computers, mobile devices, networks, drones, vehicles, and more. Graduates may obtain positions as:

  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Investigator
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • DevSecOps
  • Incident Response Engineer
  • Pentester
  • Blue Team Analyst
  • Doctoral Graduate Student