2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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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.

Curriculum


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:


Degree Plan


Degree Plan for M.S. in Administration of Justice with
Digital Forensics Concentration
 
 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
ADJ505: Constitutional Issues (3 credits)
X
 
 
ADJ536: Cultural Competency (3 credits) (Online)
X
 
 
INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime (3 credits) (Lecture in Fall) or
ADJ563: Research Methods (3 credits) (Online in Fall)
X
X
 
INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime (3 credits) (Online in Spring) or
ADJ563: Research Methods (3 credits) (Lecture in Spring)
 
X
 
ADJ506: Theories of Justice (3 credits)
 
X
 
ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment (3 credits) or
ADJ Digital Forensics Elective (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
ADJ524: Homeland Security: The National Incident Management System (3 credits)
X
 
 
ADJ526: Principles of Digital Forensics (3 credits) or
ADJ529: Advanced Digital Forensics  (3 credits)
X
X
 
ADJ Digital Forensics Elective (3 credits)
X
 
 
ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment (3 credits) or
ADJ Digital Forensics Elective (3 credits)
 
X
 
ADJ521: Management Issues in the Justice System (3 credits) (Online)
 
X
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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