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Digital Forensics
Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

As technology becomes more complex, crime is increasingly perpetrated and coordinated in digital environments. The online MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics at Capella University can position you as a cybersecurity leader with the skills to perform advanced computer forensics, including a deep understanding of the legal challenges associated with digital investigations. Elevate your IT expertise and help make communities safer.

Enhance your agility and skillset

Develop your agility and sharpen your skillset by participating in an immersive, gamified cybersecurity training simulation where you are tasked with defending your network against threats in real-time.

Know and use cybersecurity and digital forensics tools

Demonstrate use of tools appropriate for the information cybersecurity professional. Analyze and examine existing digital forensics tools and study the methods used in digital forensics network investigations.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics.

Job titles to explore

  • Information security analyst
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Cybersecurity manager
  • Chief information officer
  • Adjunct or part-time information security faculty
  • Information security officer
  • Information security engineer
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Security architect
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Security engineer
  • Network engineer

Employment settings to explore

  • Government agencies – local, state, federal
  • Government system integrators
  • Defense contractors
  • Military
  • Consulting firms
  • Local law enforcement
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Health care
  • Retail

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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