Digital Forensics

Study the growing field of Digital Forensics at RWU, where students learn how to solve computer crimes like viruses, data sabotage and financial fraud. Through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab, you’ll discover how investigators acquire, analyze and manage evidence collected from computers and mobile devices, as well as how to present this evidence in court.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics

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The study of digital forensics is a growing field for both law enforcement as well as corporate employees. Within this five course certificate students will understand NTFS and FAT Operating Systems, be able to develop sound evidence for presentation in court and be able to manage evidence in a safe and acceptable fashion.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission.

Admission requirements are:

  1. Application Form
  2. Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  3. All University required fees

Required Courses:

CJS540Digital Forensics Hardware and Acquisition 
CJS542Digital Forensics I 
CJS543Digital Forensics II 
CJS544Digital Forensics III 
CJS545Law for Forensics Professionals 

Upcoming Events

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The Office of Graduate Admission hosts Open Houses and Virtual Information Sessions throughout the year. 

View our upcoming events for the most current opportunities to hear about the Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate program, applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following:

  1. Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  3. Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in the program, relevant past experiences, and career goals

Where appropriate, documents should be submitted online through the applicant portal or via email to gradadmit@rwu.edu. Any official documents that must be mailed (i.e. transcripts) should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

Have questions about the application process? Visit the How to Apply page from the Office of Graduate Admission.