The 30-credit M.S. in Forensic Science - High Technology Crime 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, accounting fraud and health-care fraud. The program is designed for professionals who want to become expert at managing advanced technological resources to combat cyberthreats and related financial crime.
WHY STUDY FORENSIC SCIENCE-HIGH TECHNOLOGY CRIME?
When you graduate from this 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.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
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
- financial and health-care fraud
- 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 to accommodate working professionals.
You also have the opportunity to take advantage of UB's partnership with Atius Technology Institute to take your professional certification exams through the Information Technology Academy (without having to take the academy's prep courses—this program prepares you well to pass the exams). In addition, the academy offers a series of cohort learning sessions in such areas as Information Technology Security Auditing & Cyber Forensic Investigation, Database Management, Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology Project Management.
ADMISSIONS STANDARDS AND DEADLINES
Applications are available online, by calling the UB Office of Graduate Admission at 410.837.6565 or by visiting the Office of Student Services at the Universities at Shady Grove.
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Students enrolled in this program are charged the same tuition as those attending the University of Baltimore, but may have differing fees based on home campus. Financial aid is available to students and is administered through UB. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Your UB at USG education is now even more affordable.
UB is now offering in-state tuition to graduate students in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park). This tuition discount applies to programs at USG, where you pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student.
For more information, please visit the UB Office of Financial Aid Web pages.
UB SUPPORT SERVICES
As a UB student, you are entitled to the same benefits as students studying on the home campus. This includes library services, disability support services, tutoring, career advising, student activities and clubs and more. Services are available through the Universities at Shady Grove or UB.