Advanced Studies in Computer Forensics: Online Certificate

Program Overview

Investigate computer and network cybercrime.

Utica College's online certificate in computer forensics allows you to dive into the tactics and state-of-the-art tools that help identify cybercrime and fraud, child pornography, cyberattacks, insider threats, terrorism, and espionage.

Utica College's online certificate in computer forensics allows you to dive into the tactics and state-of-the-art tools that help identify cybercrime and fraud, child pornography, cyberattacks, insider threats, terrorism, and espionage.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$895

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Step Into a Growing Field

          You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to help organizations investigate data breaches, along with effective ways to protect against malicious incidents before they even occur.

          This computer forensics certificate also helps you prepare to sit for the EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification exam — adding an important credential to your skill set.

          Career Outlook

          Keeping data secure in both the public and private sectors is the catalyst for job growth in cybersecurity. With escalating concerns about cyber threats, there is high demand for properly trained cybersecurity professionals. Utica College's certificate provides a way to differentiate yourself quickly while building a path toward advanced education.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skillset

          This 18-credit, online computer forensics certificate is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into the Master's in Cybersecurity, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

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          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skillset

          This 18-credit, online computer forensics certificate is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into the Master's in Cybersecurity, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

          • Completed application
          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department
          • No GRE or GMAT required
          • Official transcript
          • Resume
          • Personal statement

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit, online computer forensics certificate costs $895 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

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          Faculty: Learn From Cybersecurity Experts

          Our cybersecurity faculty members have a robust background in the industry and many years of combined experience educating cybersecurity professionals. They're experts in topics such as forensics, counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, information security and information assurance, and they've helped develop cybersecurity programs at institutions across the nation. You'll directly benefit from their instruction, mentorship, career advice, and network of opportunities.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          On average, this certificate takes 12 months to complete, with students taking one course every eight weeks.

          According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security field is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. Current median salary for information security professionals is $95,510 per year.

          A background in the information security field is helpful to have, but not required to be admitted into the computer forensics certificate program. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you would be a good fit for this certificate.

          Tuition cost for this certificate is $16,110. Additional fees may apply. Visit our tuition and fees page for details.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

          It's up to you. We've designed our certificate programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes. In some instances, a different course schedule may be allowed, but only with approval from your academic advisor.

          All six classes listed in the curriculum are required to complete this certificate, for a total of 18 credits.