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Executive Master's in Digital Forensics

Make the most of your IT leadership opportunities with the Executive Master of Science in Digital Forensics from University of the Cumberlands. This executive computer forensics master’s program provides a unique mix of hands-on technical investigation mixed with leadership skills to give you the strategies and tactics you need to advance your IT career in the fight against cybercrime.

Technically proficient executives are needed to lead the fight. That’s where this executive digital forensics master’s degree program makes all the difference. With advanced computer analysis and digital forensics classes, you’ll learn the skills you need to investigate – and recover – data lost to computer crime.

The executive master’s in digital forensics follows a hybrid model and includes one mandatory residency weekend per semester, followed by 31 credit-hours of the most advanced digital forensics training available. This combination of online components with in-person learning is ideal for working professionals and international graduate students who need to work their program around their often-busy schedules.

Students have the option to choose a specialization during the course of their executive master’s in digital forensics program, including criminal justice and cybersecurity. Upon graduation, you’ll know the practical methodologies and have the leadership skills necessary to:

  • Perform forensic analysis of digital data
  • Know the ins-and-outs of Windows Registry forensics
  • Investigate and triage digital criminal activities
  • Maintain rules of evidence procedures
  • Analyze – and mitigate – malware
  • Use “soft skills” to effectively lead professional peers
  • Explore leadership roles in IT across fields and industries

University of the Cumberlands has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are just over 200 universities nationwide with CAE-CD designation, and only two other universities in Kentucky included in this elite group.

Explore your IT leadership potential and prepare for career advancement with your Executive Master's in Digital Forensics Degree. To learn more about any of our cyber security or information technology programs call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page for more information.

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.