2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate

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College: Engineering and Computer Science Degree: CRT
Department: Computer Science
Program Websites: http://gccf.ucf.edu/

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics provides a unique graduate training opportunity for those who deal directly or indirectly with digital evidence.

The National Center for Forensic Science (NCFS), the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Department of Chemistry jointly sponsor an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics. This web-assisted certificate program provides a unique opportunity for graduate training to professionals and paraprofessionals who deal directly or indirectly with digital evidence, including law enforcement investigators, forensic laboratory analysts, lawyers and judges, and corporate computer security specialists. In addition, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Computer Forensics, and the recently approved Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics provides further graduate work in digital forensics.


The Computer Forensics certificate requires four graduate courses (12 credit hours) in forensics study.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree


A graduate-level digital evidence course approved by the graduate program director may be used to substitute for CGS 5131  or CNT 6418 .

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance and the applicant’s potential for completing the certificate. Students interested in the Out of State Cohort/Track, must contact the program director, Sheau-Dong Lang, PhD, prior to applying.

Application Deadlines

Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 1  
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Cliff Zou PhD
Associate Professor
Telephone: 407-823-5015
HEC 243

Graduate Admissions

Ashley Rivera Mercado
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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