Academic Preparation for the MS Degree

Admission to the Master of Science in Forensic Computing degree program requires knowledge of core computer science and the capacity to be successful in graduate courses in computer science, law and criminal justice.

  • Students may have had any undergraduate major but need to have knowledge of core computer science typically gained in undergraduate courses in computer science including: knowledge of programming, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, computer networks, and discrete math.
  • Graduates with computer science or related degrees usually meet these requirements although those long removed from their studies might benefit from a refresher.
  • Those who need to gain or refresh the required computer science background may do so through CSIBridge, our graduate preparatory program.