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Computer Forensics

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics is funded by Microsoft Corporation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the U.S. Secret Service. It provides expertise to individuals who are either currently in the computer and information technology industry or have academic credentials to enter this field while being engaged in law enforcement. By providing systematic courses treating the law enforcement aspects of computer use, business and industry will gain a new level of protection from cyber-criminals who threaten to disrupt society not only by individual acts of theft, but even by bringing the commercial activities of an entire Internet-based society to a standstill.

Admission to the graduate certificate program in Computer Forensics requires admission to the M.S. Computer Science or M.S. Electrical Engineering (with Computer Engineering major).

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 1

Spring Deadline

October 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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