• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’s Digital Forensics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program prepares students and forensic professionals to identify, acquire, restore, and analyze electronic data. Our certificate program provides students with the knowledge to design a comprehensive methodology to cover the acquisition, preservation, and analysis of various forms of digital evidence. Graduates of the certificate program will be equipped with the skills to communicate their findings, analysis, and conclusions effectively, especially as expert witnesses during trials. Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 18-credit hour program. 

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Degree in Information Technology (IT) or advanced coursework/work experience in IT.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $556.00 $695.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,668.00 $2,085.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
  • Faculty


    Ronald L. Clark (2017)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    M.S., Bellevue University

    Dean E. Cook
    Professor, Information Systems
    Ph.D., University of Missouri 

    Emmet Davitt (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.A., University of Virginia
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Steven Engorn (2004)
    Program Coordinator, Business and Technology Management and Assistant Professor Information Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland

    Maria Howell (2006)
    Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Carolyn H. Johnson (1998)
    Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., Dickinson College
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Barbara Jung (2015)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Pamela Kessler (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Adam Mattina (2013)
    Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Forensics
    B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

    Jared Myers (2016)
    Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Forensics
    B.A., Arkansas State University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    John Schott (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    A.A., Essex Community College;
    B.S., Towson University;
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Susan A. Schenning (2005)
    Associate Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Ronald L. Shaffer, Jr. (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Strayer University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Richard K. West (2009)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Lawrence University
    J.D., Northwestern University

    Jason Zeiler (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Excelsior College
    M.S., Troy University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Joyce A. Zerhusen (2004)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., University of Baltimore

  • Courses


    Stevenson’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Digital Forensics is an online 18-credit hour program. 

    • FSCOR 601 Foundations of Justice
    • FSINV 600 Investigative Techniques/Interviewing 
    • FSLAW 668 White Collar Crime
    • FSIS 642 File Systems Forensic Analysis
    • FSIS 643 Incident Response and Evidence Collection
    • FSIS 644 Windows Forensic Examinations