John Jay College of Criminal Justice meets the challenges of fighting cybercrime by providing professional science education in digital forensic science and cybersecurity with concern for justice. D4CS, the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Program, offers a Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity degree (formerly an M.S. in Forensic Computing) and two certificate programs: CSIBridge: Computer Science for Digital Forensics Certificate and CAD4SCI: Certificate in Applied Digital Forensic Science.
Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
The Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity degree program offers a balance of practice and theory through study in computer science, law and criminal justice. The goal is to produce 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.
Computer Science for Digital Forensics Certificate
CSIBridge is designed for college graduates who lack the computer science background required to qualify for the degree program. It offers intensive graduate level courses intended to provide the essential computer science needed to study digital forensic science with a theoretical foundation. It is suited for those who wish to qualify for the Master of Science program or for someone who just wishes to learn or review basic computer science.
Certificate in Applied Digital Forensic Science
The CAD4SCI or Certificate in Applied Digital Forensic Science program entails four courses from the Master of Science degree program plus a practical exam. It is available to graduate students in computer science and related fields, to people with masters degrees in computer science or related fields, and to graduates who have a computer science background along with professional experience who would like specialized training in digital forensic science short of a degree. Award of this certificate recognizes the attainment of both an academic foundation in digital forensic science and a capacity to resourcefully and creatively apply that foundation to practical forensic and security challenges using scientific methods and to effectively communicate their findings to others.
Graduates from the program go onto careers in both public and private sector where the investigate computer crime, using forensic computing methods, and guide and consult on cybercrime investigations. Careers include:
- Forensic Analysis
- Cyber Investigation
- Labor Management
- Research and Development
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Last updated April 21, 2016