Digital Forensics Certificate

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Prepare for a fascinating career collecting, identifying, classifying, and analyzing digital data used for criminal investigations, with a digital forensics certificate from Indiana State.

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Program Availability

The Digital Forensics Certificate program is open to currently enrolled students who wish to increase their employability. The program is beneficial to Cybercriminology and Security Studies BS majors who want additional hands-on learning in digital forensics. Students should consult with their advisors before enrolling in courses to ensure suitability and to plan their program of study.

The digital forensics certificate program is also open to working professionals. For application instructions, visit Admissions.

Program Highlights

Students in the Digital Forensics Certificate program learn the foundations of digital forensics and how to successfully handle digital evidence for criminal investigations. The program’s curriculum focuses on the collection and analysis of data stored in computers and mobile devices that could be presented as effective evidence in civil and criminal cases.


The Digital Forensics Certificate program consists of 12 credits across four courses focusing on computer forensics, mobile forensics, advanced digital forensics, and multimedia forensics. This program provides a methodological approach to computer forensics involving the acquisition, preservation, analysis, and reporting of digital evidence.


Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.

Career Possibilities

Successful completion of the Digital Forensics Certificate program prepares students for careers in law enforcement, intelligence analysis, and cybersecurity. There is a growing demand for professionals in these fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment to increase for the following positions:


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The School of Criminology and Security Studies has also been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.