Champlain College

Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensic Science


163 South Willard St.

Burlington, VT 05401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Level Certificate in Digital Forensic Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

In an industry with few graduate-level opportunities, this online graduate certificate program educates students in many facets of this booming field. As with our online education program in digital forensic science, the certificate program is designed to provide advanced education in the field of digital forensics. The comprehensive curriculum - which uses both commercial and open-source forensic tools - delves into key aspects of digital forensics, including operating system analysis, mobile device analysis and network forensics.

The online graduate certificate in digital forensic science can be a career booster. And if you decide later that you want to pursue a Master's in Digital Forensic Science at Champlain College, you'll be well on the way to earning a degree, and all credits transfer.

Students in Champlain's digital forensic science programs start with a big advantage: all of our practitioner instructors are nationally known experts with broad experience. This ensures that everything you learn is relevant and current. The courses are updated continually to address the field's rapid changes. We consulted widely in developing our programs to guarantee that they meet employers' needs. Our advisory board includes many well-known leaders in the industry.

This certificate is a perfect option if:

  • You want graduate-level education in digital forensics
  • You don't want to pursue a full graduate degree but want to gain knowledge (and certification) related to digital forensics.
  • You have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or a similar field and want in-depth proficiency in digital forensics. You do need some digital forensics knowledge to be accepted into the program.
  • You chose not to complete the Master's in Digital Forensic Science but want at least a graduate certificate in the field (you can decide to return later to complete the degree).


Champlain College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: You may be eligible for a variety of financial aid programs from the state and the federal government. Some examples are Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation) state grants.

Locale: Small City

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