Sam Houston State University

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Digital Forensics, M.S.


1903 University Avenue

Huntsville, TX 77341

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Digital Forensics will prepare you for service in a variety of public and commercial arenas as digital forensics or network security professionals. In particular, graduates from the Digital Forensics program effectively plan, establish, and administer security and information assurance systems in commercial settings and law enforcement. This program may be completed entirely through on campus or online coursework, or a combination of the two.

Our students have access to SHSU's Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics which utilizes state-of-the-art facilities, including a Network Security Lab, accommodating training in data, network and cyber security intrusion detection, prevention and tracing, and a Data Recovery Lab that provides training in the identification, recovery, and preservation of data for legal purposes.

Our faculty and students regularly partner on high-profile, sensitive, and classified projects with organizations including the FBI, Sierra Nevada Corporations, InfraGard, and local and regional law-enforcement, to provide students with exceptional hands-on experience and professional networking opportunities.

This degree is accessible to students who have completed undergraduate Computer Science or Criminal Justice majors or minors and to those with baccalaureate degrees in technical fields with the equivalent of a Computer Science or Criminal Justice minor in formal coursework or professional experience. Applicants who do not possess the appropriate academic, technical or experiential backgrounds may be required to take stem work courses.


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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