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Cyber Forensics

Seeking IT Super Sleuths

Take the next step in your IT career by learning techniques required to track and prosecute crime.

  • Program Overview

    Crack the code to an exciting career in information technology.

    Collecting digital evidence is quickly becoming a vital means of helping to track and prosecute crime. Learn the techniques and scientific methods that will position you for a career in cyber forensics.


    Stevenson University's innovative, accelerated M.S. in Cyber Forensics is designed to teach experienced information technology professionals to understand and use the techniques and tools increasingly needed by most organizations today. You'll learn how to preserve, acquire, analyze, interpret, and document computer forensic findings for use in legal and computer security proceedings. For example, you'll analyze systems involved with incidents of unauthorized and inappropriate computer system access, theft of electronic information, cyber attacks, and other cyber crimes.

    The program also covers the relevant technical and legal topics to allow you to perform thorough incident responses, intrusion analyses, and presentation of findings to help prosecute cyber crime offenders. Stevenson's highly specialized virtual lab environment in addition to hybrid and face-to-face instruction using state-of-the-art forensic technology will allow you to do hands-on work related to advanced forensic analysis, either remotely or on campus. Even better, your coursework can be completed entirely online in eight-week sessions with the exception of one eight-hour residency.

    Center for Forensic Excellence

    Stevenson University has established a Center for Forensic Excellence to promote collaboration and innovation in the Maryland forensics community. The Center will provide continuing professional education for career development, conduct and publish scholarly and applied research, and hold events for forensics professionals.

    For more information, contact Thomas Coogan, Associate Dean of Forensics and Director of Center for Forensic Excellence, at or call 443-352-4075.

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    2015 Forensic Journal, Volume 6
    2015 Forensics Journal, Volume 6
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  • Courses


    Course Schedule 2015-16

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2016.

    Course Schedule

    All course work is completed entirely online with the exception of the required residency. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions.

    Core Courses

    • CYBF 643 Incident Response and Evidence Collection
    • CYBF 644 Windows Forensic Examinations
    • CYBF 661 E-Systems Security OR CYBF 646 Window Intrusion Forensic Investigations
    • CYBF 650 Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Firewalls, Auditing
    • CYBF 662 Network Penetration Testing
    • CYBF 663 Network and Cloud Forensics
    • CYBF 664 Mobile Device Forensics
    • CYBF 670 Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism
    • CYBF 675 Live Analysis and Live Acquisition
    • CYBF 680 Legal Compliance and Ethics
    • CYBF 685 Malware Detection, Analysis, and Prevention
    • CYBF 710 Mock Intrusion and Response
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online Graduate Application.
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    • Cumulative GPA in past academic work of no less than 3.0 on a four-point scale.
    • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
    • GRE or GMAT Scores (Optional).
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in a related field (i.e., Information Assurance, Computer Science, Network Administration, or computer Security).
    • Two years of related work experience.
    • Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field.
    • Five years of experience in information technology, telecommunication systems, system administration, network management, or information assurance.
  • Faculty



    Michael K. Robinson (2009)
    Program Coordinator
    B.S., Drexel University
    M.S., University of Maryland
    M.S., Stevenson University


    Ronald L. Clark (2013)
    Adjunct Instructor of Cyber Forensics

    Adam Mattina (2012)
    MBA, The George Washington University

    Kevin R. Rivera (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Studies
    B.S., Park University
    M.S., Norwich University

    Ronald L. Shaffer, Jr. (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology
    B.S., Strayer University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Thomas J. Talleur (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Studies
    Graduate of United States Naval War College
    B.A., State University College, Genesco, NY

    Jesse Varsalone (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    A.S., Community College of Baltimore County
    B.A., George Mason University
    M.A., University of South Florida

    Jason Zeiler (2012)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    M.S. Stevenson University

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $670
    Fees (per semester): $125

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