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Computer Forensics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Computer Forensics program at Metropolitan State University prepares students with knowledge in computer and digital incident investigation, eDiscovery, network and mobile forensics, legal and ethical issues in computing, and computer and privacy laws.

Graduates will work in the computer technology and related fields in supporting companies and organizations to protect their interests or in helping law firms and legal organizations to deal with civil litigations and internal disputes/arbitrations. Whenever needed, graduates can also assist law enforcement to fight against cyber terrorism and crimes.

Student outcomes

  • Knows how to collect evidence so that malicious acts can be discovered and recovered.
  • Knows how to preserve evidence so that it reflects all the pertinent information on the subject device when it was collected.
  • Knows how to present highly technical evidence in court so that judges, lawyers, and juries can understand the implications of the digital evidence for civil cases.
  • Is familiar with the computer security policies, electronic investigation procedures, cyber activity regulations, national and international digital transaction standards, and computer and information laws.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals 
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies in Law Enforcement

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Students expressing interest in the Computer Forensics BAS  when they apply for admission to the university will be assigned an academic advisor in the College of Sciences and will be given a pre-major status. Official admission to this major program and review of prior course credentials is done directly through the Computer Science and Cybersecurity (CSC) Department.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for CFS 262, CFS 264 and CFS 280 or transfer equivalents 
  • Successful completion of General Education Goal I Writing Requirement
  • Complete pre-major foundation courses with a grade of C- or better

Tuition Fee

  • International

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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