Program Format

Upon admission, students meet with their academic advisor to outline their specific course of study. Two pre-requisite courses (3 credits each) may be required for students who lack the appropriate foundation to begin the master's program. These pre-requisite courses are usually determined during the admissions process and are taken during the first semester.


Prerequisite Courses (3-6 credits, 1-2 courses)

FORS 2118  Introduction to Computer Systems for Security Professionals
FORS 2119  Introduction to Network Systems for Security Professionals


Master's Program (36 credits, 12 courses)

Required Courses (30 credits)

FORS 6259  Computer-Related Law
FORS 6264  Protection of Information Systems
FORS 6273  Research Methods for the Security Professional
FORS 6277  Computer Forensics I - Investigation and Data Gathering
FORS 6278  Computer Forensics II - Evidence and Analysis
FORS 6279  Incidence Response - Understanding and Identifying Network-Based Attacks
FORS 6280  Advanced Incidence Response - Investigating Network-Based Attacks
FORS 6285  Capstone Seminar: High Technology Crime Investigations
FORS 6287  Project Management for the Security Professional
FORS 6288  The Investigative Process for Computer Forensics

Electives (6 credits)

FORS 6261  Security Management
FORS 6271  Forensic Psychology
FORS 6274  Video Forensic Analysis
FORS 6283  Steganography and Electronic Watermarking
FORS 6289  Linux for Computer Forensics
FORS 6290  Selected Topics
FORS 6291  Computer Forensics III: Advanced Techniques
FORS 6295  Research
FORS 6298  Forensic Sciences Practicum