2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin

Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, Master of Science

Program Director: Professor Douglas Salane

The Master of Science program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity offers a balance of practice and theory through study in computer science, law, and criminal justice. The program produces professionals qualified as digital forensic scientists who can apply and sustain their expertise as new technological and societal challenges emerge, who understand the scientific, legal and criminal justice context of high technology crime, and who can effectively communicate their knowledge to others.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

CRJ 752/FCM 752The Law and High Technology Crime

3

FCM 742Network Security

3

FCM 710Architecture and Vulnerabilities of Operating Systems

3

FCM 753Digital Forensic Applications

3

FCM 760Forensic Management of Digital Evidence

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Forensic and Security Electives

Select three courses:

FCM 700Theoretical Foundations of Computing

3

FCM 705/FOS 705Mathematical Statistics for Forensic Scientists

3

FCM 740Data Communications and Forensic Security

3

FCM 741Applied Cryptography

3

FCM 745Network Forensics

3

FCM 761Cyber Risk Assessment and Management

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Criminal Justice Electives

Select one course:

CRJ 708Law, Evidence and Ethics

3

CRJ 727/FCM 727Cybercriminology

3

CRJ 733The Constitution and Criminal Justice

3

PAD 750Security of Information Technology

3

CRJ 751Crime Scene Investigation

3

CRJ 753Investigating Cybercrime

3

CRJ 755/PAD 755Writing for Management

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Graduate Elective

Select any course in the John Jay College graduate catalog (except FCM 708 or FCM 709), including the above electives.

Total Credit Hours:3

Capstone Options

Select one of the following:

FCM 780Capstone Seminar and Fieldwork

3

*approved internship required

OR

FCM 791Forensic Computing Research Practicum

3

*applied research project or thesis required

OR

FCM 798Faculty-Mentored Research in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 33