Digital Forensics (DF)

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Courses and Registration

List below contains all core and elective courses. Students should give higher priority to core courses during registration. A DF master student must complete 36 credits in total towards master degree. Note that all core courses are required to complete. DFSC 6347 is the final master project advised under a student's project supervisor.

Core Courses:

DFSC 5316 (DF 587) File Systems Forensics (DFS/IAS) (Fall)
DFSC 5327 (DF 583) Digital Forensics Investigation (DFS) (Fall)
DFSC 5317 (DF 534) Digital Security (DFS/IAS) (Spring)
DFSC 5315 Network and Cyber Security (DFS/IAS) (Fall, Spring)
DFSC 5318 (DF 630) Cyber Law (DFS/IAS) (Spring)
DFSC 6347 (DF 637) Project (Fall, Spring, Summer)


Elective Courses:

DFSC 5310 (DF 531) Principle and Policy in Information Assurance (DFS/IAS) (Fall)
DFSC 5325 (DF 564) Organization System Security (DFS/IAS) (Fall)
DFSC 5336 Business Continuity Management(DF/IAS) (Spring)
DFSC 5340 (DF 560) Special Topics (DFS/IAS) (Fall, Summer)
DFSC 6310 (DF 661) Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (DFS/IAS) (Summer)
DFSC 6312 Multimedia Forensics (DFS/IAS) (Spring)
COSC 5310 (CS 568) Cryptography and Steganography (CIS/DFS/IAS) (Summer)
COSC 5325 (CS 534) Operating System Security (CIS/DFS/IAS) (Spring)
COSC 5330 (CS 535) Malware (DFS/IAS) (Fall)
COSC 5335 (CS 537) Database Security (CIS/DFS/IAS) (Fall)
other DFSC 5000 and 6000 level courses with approval by Graduate Advisor

(FS 5226) Law and forensic sciences (DFS) (Fall)
(FS 694) Criminalistics for digital forensics (DFS) (Spring)

Currently not available or to be moved:
DFSC 5328 Software Forensic Evidence Management (DFS)
DFSC 6313 Wireless Network Security (DFS/IAS)

Admission Requirements:

Scholarships: