Digital Forensics – Executive (M.S.)

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With the rise of integrated technologies, our world is smaller and more connected than ever before. It’s the digital age, and it’s under attack. From online fraud to viruses and malware, bad actors are making their home in cyber space. We need cybersecurity experts to step into the gap and lead the fight. Be that leader with an Executive Master of Science in Digital Forensics from University of the Cumberlands.

Your executive master’s program offers a mix of proven leadership and people skills with technical, hands-on investigative techniques. It’s the kind of comprehensive education in digital forensics you need to take your career to an executive level.

Your 31-credit-hour program begins with a mandatory residency weekend each semester* followed by online classes to learn how to:

  • Investigate computer crime and recover lost data
  • Perform Windows Registry forensics
  • Analyze malware and mitigate its effects
  • Maintain procedures for rules of evidence
  • Apply influencing “soft skills” to lead professional peers

Plus, University of the Cumberlands has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are just over 200 universities with CAE-CD designation within the nation, with only two other Kentucky universities included in this elite group.

Take the steps you need to lead the fight against cybercrime today. Learn more about what an Executive-level master’s degree in Digital Forensics can do for you. Fill out the form on this page to begin exploring your IT leadership potential.

*Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Full attendance to the residency weekend sessions is mandatory to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.

Program Outcomes

Advance your career at your own pace through a convenient online curriculum.

Advance your career at your own pace through a convenient online curriculum.

Network with industry experts and fellow students who share your professional goals.

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