Forensic Computing M.S.

Forensic Computing M.S.

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Want to thrive in a growing industry?

The M.S. in Forensic Computing is an advanced degree program that combines a background in network security, cyber security, forensic accounting and the criminal justice process.

Due to the prevalence of public street crime, private crimes and white-collar crimes, the demand has significantly increased for managers transitioning into the accounting and information technology disciplines.

Our program is geared toward undergraduates pursuing graduate school, information technology professionals interested in obtaining management positions and other professionals looking to transition to the information technology security sector. 

Growing Opportunities

Forensic Inset

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports information security analysts jobs will increase annually by 37 percent through 2022. Advances in information technology, changing crime patterns and the lack of expertise in law enforcement have created a need to educate professionals in this field. Crimes of information now comprise nearly 70 percent of all crime.

Due to the prevalence of public street crime, private crimes and white-collar crimes, the demand has significantly increased for managers transitioning into the accounting and information technology disciplines.

There is also an emerging field of work in forensic accounting that requires a basic information technology skill set and knowledge of the criminal justice system.  

Why earn an M.S. in Forensic Computing at SJC?

The M.S. in Forensic Computing program is designed to offer students and professionals an opportunity to gain expertise in an emerging field. Students can earn a degree that requires a combination of advanced skills in information technology, analytical techniques and investigations. At St. Joseph’s College, you will study with experienced professionals who are actively engaged in their disciplines.

St. Joseph’s College’s prime location on Long Island and within the greater New York City area provides ample opportunity for our students. The area is a cyber-security hub and needs knowledgeable personnel to fill this economical sector. Given that cyber security is a major component of information technology, many large business and financial institutions on Long Island and in New York City are increasing the number of information technology professionals they employ.

We design our schedule around yours.

• Flexible scheduling to meet the demands of a busy lifestyle.
• Tuition among the lowest of private colleges in New York.
• Full range of financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans.
• Smaller classes than many universities.
• Personal academic and career advising.
• Three convenient campuses in Brooklyn, Long Island and Online.
• Simple telephone or online registration, and one-stop enrollment events.

A Message From Victoria Hong, Director of the Master of Science in Forensic Computing 


"With daily headlines involving cyber security breaches and crime, forensic computing has become of vital importance to the security of individuals, businesses and governments. Forensic computing, which combines criminal justice, computer science and accounting, involves the investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from computing devices. St. Joseph’s College is the only college on Long Island offering a Master of Science in Forensic Computing. Our program will prepare students for employment as cyber security managerial professionals."

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