What is Computer Forensics?
What does the Certificate
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
You apply online at UCF's Office of Graduate Studies. Follow the links Applicants -> Non degree Applicants, go to the bottom of the page under "Graduate Certificate Programs," then click on the "Application" link to apply. You need to make arrangements to submit official transcripts of earned undergraduate degree(s), immunization form, and pay an application fee.
When do I apply?
The best time to apply for admission to the program is for the fall semester when the first two beginning courses are offered. Students who have sufficient background can apply to any of the three semesters during the year (fall, spring, and summer). The application deadlines are: July 15 (fall semester), Dec 1 (Spring semester), and April 15 (Summer semester). (We also try to accommodate late applications if possible.) Please use the university's academic calendar to find important dates and other deadlines.
What are the admission requirements?
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Prospective students must have adequate knowledge of computer systems (DOS, Windows, Linux) and computer networking, and have a 3.0 or above GPA (or close to it) on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions may be made but on a case-by-case basis.
What is the cost for the program?
The certificate consists of 5 courses (4 required plus one elective), 15 credit hours. All certificate program courses are graduate level courses. Be aware that there is significant cost difference in tuition and fees between Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Please use the current tuition link for information about the cost for tuition and fees.
What is the length of the program?
It usually takes four semesters to complete the five courses. Typical class schedules include two courses (CGS 5131 and CHS 5503) in the fall semester, one courses (CGS 5132) in the spring, one course (CHS 5518) in the summer, and one course CET 6887 (previously DIG 5835) in the following fall. Other electives may also be offered during the year.
Can I take the courses online?
Yes, the courses of the certificate program has been converted to online format starting in the fall semester of 2006. To register for courses online you need to fill out the attached questionnaire so that we can better determine if online classes are suitbale for you.
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