Academics

Advising

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor when s/he enters the M.S. in Digital Forensics program.  Students should review their admission document to find out their advisor.  For students who transferred from another program, the DFOR program office can provide the name of their advisor. There is also an up-to-date list of academic advisors posted outside the DFOR program office.  The academic advisor plays a key role for a student’s success in the program.  Students are recommended to review their plan of study with their academic advisor and have this plan formally approved by their advisor.  Students may contact their advisors by phone or e-mail or meet them in person during their office hours.

Choosing Courses and Plan of Studies

Choosing the right classes is very important. When selecting courses, students must take into consideration both the requirements of the program, their technical interests, and course availability . It is strongly recommended that students prepare a plan of study detailing their course selections early in the program. This plan should be discussed with and approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Program Requirements

The requirements for the MS in Digital Forensics are published in the university catalog. The official version of the catalog is maintained by the university. The catalog and the program requirements may change slightly from year to year and archived versions of the catalog are available. The version of the catalog that applies to a given student is generally the version that was active when the student started his degree program.  The catalog is your contract with Mason.  Make sure that you are familiar with all of the degree requirements.

For more information, please refer to this document.