2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2018  
2017-18 Graduate Catalog

Administration of Justice and Homeland Security, Digital Forensics Concentration (M.S.)

A concentration in digital forensics is offered. Digital Forensics encompasses an array of skills including acquiring, extracting, and analyzing data that is often useful for criminal investigation and civil litigation cases. In addition to criminal and civil investigations, it also plays a major role in intelligence and counterterrorism matters. As a concentration area in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security, Digital Forensics would expand on student’s knowledge from core classes, instruct them on analyzing and documenting data, and help them develop necessary skills for utilizing networks, servers, and analysis tools. As with this and with our other programs at Salve, a deliberate evaluation of relevancy in the constantly changing world of global technology will shape the syllabus of each course in this program to best serve the students and their career placement.

Program Requirements

Following the completion of an approved program of 12 courses (36 credits) and all degree requirements, the Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security is conferred.


Students must successfully complete 12 courses totaling 36 credits to earn the master’s degree. All students must complete the curriculum as follows:

Required Courses:

There are eight (8) required courses in the administration of justice and homeland security program. These courses are as follows:

Concentration Requirements

The concentration in digital forensics will enable students to satisfy all of the following concentration objectives:

  1. To acquaint students with computer network architecture, proper evidence collection and storage, and federal rules and criminal codes;
  2. To understand how foreign state sponsored threat actors target certain institutions and companies;
  3. To introduce students to network traffic analysis, web log analysis, malware reverse engineering, and cyber infrastructure analysis;
  4. To instruct each student on how to navigate networks, servers, and mass data as well as how to utilize common digital forensic tools.

Students must complete the two courses below:

Students must complete two of the courses from the list below: