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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Advance cybersecurity and safety through the power of digital forensics.

Digital threats, crimes and security are some of today’s most important and cutting-edge topics. With society’s growing dependence on web-based services and communities, there’s an increasing need for innovators who understand the nuances of modern technology security and safety. It’s your time to become a leading voice in the digital forensics field.

When you advance your knowledge through digital forensics courses online, you’ll solve important problems and stand out as a leader in digital evidence investigations. UCF Online’s program will equip you with skills in communication, problem-solving, computer technology, and more. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of computer crime and cybersecurity, as well as communication techniques for expert forensic examiners and witnesses.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates rapid growth in this field — as much as 33 percent for certain jobs between 2020 and 2030. Join this thriving field and earn your master’s degree in as little as two years. This comprehensive, online digital forensics program represents a collaboration between various UCF Online departments (Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Forensic Science of Chemistry, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies) and the National Center for Forensic Science. Get started today and become a leader in the robust, growing field of digital forensics.

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Ranked No. 1 online master’s in computer forensics program in 2022 by
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Median pay for digital forensics grads is $103,000.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
April 1

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Course Overview

Practice of Digital Forensics

Explore several forensics case studies and apply knowledge and skills acquired to practical assignments.

An in-depth study of wireless computer security, security management, cryptography, computer forensics, and related areas.

Gain a practical understanding of the fundamental procedures required to correctly conduct digital forensics on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems, file systems, and associated applications.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Prepare for a career in digital forensics examination, forensic tool development, tool verification, and validation, security and forensics administration, or pursue advanced studies.
  • Gain the communication skills, both oral and written, to become an effective problem solver as well as an expert witness and forensic examiner.
  • Participate as an effective team member or team leader in digital evidence investigations.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2023

Career Opportunities

  • chief information security officer
  • computer forensics analyst
  • computer forensics examiner
  • cyber investigator
  • digital forensics analyst
  • digital forensics examiner
  • information security analyst