Admission to the D4CS program requires a background in computer science with the ability to succeed in graduate computer science, criminal justice and law courses. Computer science or related majors are preferred; however, the minimal computer science background required consists of the following undergraduate courses: two courses in programming and courses in data structures, algorithms, operating systems, computer networks, statistics, and discrete math.

Admission to the program will also be based on the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or international equivalent) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended


All applicants are required to submit a resume. Applicants who hold advanced graduate or professional degrees from an English language based program are advised, but not required, to submit GRE scores. Interested candidates who lack some or all of the computer science prerequisite courses may be admitted to CSIBridge, our Computer Science for Digital Forensics advanced certificate program. Successful completion of the CSIBridge program leads to seamless transfer into the D4CS master's degree program.


For any questions regarding the admissions process, contact: 

Office of Graduate Admissions