Wanted: Agents of positive change. Meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts.
The 30-credit M.S. in Cyber Forensics program prepares you to excel in a rapidly changing field as you become an expert in investigating criminal activity involving computer and digital information systems, recovery and analysis of data, preservation of evidence and understanding the law. The program is designed for professionals who want to become expert at managing advanced technological resources to combat cyberthreats and related crime.
- University of Baltimore (Baltimore)
Universities at Shady Grove (Rockville)
How the program works:
Through a 10-course curriculum, you'll develop skills and knowledge in 21st-century forensic investigations to become an agent of positive change. You'll explore:
- forensic investigation techniques
- computer and digital information crimes
- cybersecurity attacks, threats and risk assessment
- prevention and security management strategies
- legal interventions and resolutions.
You'll gain practical, hands-on experience in a brand-new digital computer lab where you'll be able to break down computer hardware and learn to employ specific software for investigation purposes.
Classes are offered evenings.
Life beyond school:
When you graduate from the program, you'll be prepared to:
- identify high-technology crimes and how they occur
- investigate the expanding area of criminal activity related to technology
- evaluate commercial and governmental programs intended to combat such crime
- design solutions to prevent and fight high-tech criminal activity
- develop effective counter-crime management programs.
The average salary for cybersecurity and cyberintelligence professionals in the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia area is more than $96,000, and job openings are prevalent.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to succeed in such positions as:
computer forensics investigator
cyber project management
digital forensics examiners
high technology crime expert
homeland security professional
information security analyst
Internet security analyst
IT security analyst/manager
law enforcement agent.
The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship Program
The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship is awarded to current police officers or individuals planning to become a police officer, who are enrolled in an academic program that furthers their career in law enforcement. Recipients must pledge to work as a police officer in the state upon completion of their studies.
Who May Apply?
Students that are current police officers or individuals planning to become a police officer after graduation who are:
- Accepted for admission or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Maryland public senior institution.
- A Maryland resident or have graduated from a Maryland high school.
- Enrolled full-time or part-time pursuing a course of study or program that would further the recipient's career in law enforcement.
Learn more about The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship Program.
M.S. students Jai Pandit and Shona Hoffman
Jai and Shona saw the writing on the wall--as technology becomes more prevalent, a degree related to cybersecurity will be even more important. Learn how the M.S. in Cyber Forensics (formerly M.S.F.S. in Cyber Investigations) helped them strengthen their technology skills. Learn more about UBalt at the Universities at Shady Grove.
Our faculty have decades of practical experience in investigating and prosecuting crime, and they work in metropolitan, state and national agencies and in corporate and private industry. They research in collaboration with professionals around the globe and consult nationally and internationally. Many faculty work in the field in addition to teaching, bringing expertise to the classroom from their jobs in law enforcement agencies, state's attorney offices, forensic laboratories, and corporate and private security in areas focusing on fraud and high-tech crime.
For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com or 410.837.6565.