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Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation Education Program

US Students


Why study the MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation?

  • Proven flexible online learning format - fit study around the job
  • Designed for and restricted to law enforcement
  • Practical and relevant education that you can apply immediately
  • Wide choice of up-to-date modules - tailor your MSc to your needs
  • A primary undergraduate degree is not a mandatory entry requirement if you have relevant experience and training
  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master of Science options, as well as single modules

Your new and growing international network

  • 1100 graduates and students in 62 countries – a truly global network!
  • 62 US law enforcement students including 30 current students

Career benefits

  • Accreditation of prior skills and knowledge with a degree from a top university
  • Gain skills that will help you in your job
  • Add to your credibility as an expert witness in court
  • Develop a career in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation
  • Make contacts in other countries that will be useful for investigation of cross-border crime

US Exam Centre

Students on our law enforcement MSc program may now choose to take their annual exams in Virginia, USA. Exams and workshops are organised, run, and supervised by UCD academics and staff, just as they are in Dublin.

Reduced fees

2019 tuition is just Euros 4680 (approx. US$5375) per year over 2 years - compares favorably with US Universities. You may pay in 3 instalments per year (Sept/Jan/May).

Why study with University College Dublin?

  • Established in 1854, the National University of Ireland, Dublin, also known as University College Dublin (UCD), is a state-accredited and independent non-profit public higher education institution. It is the largest university in Ireland, with a wide range of faculties that includes Arts/Humanities, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Law, Engineering, Agriculture and Commerce. Currently, the University has over 25,000 students and is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education with almost 7,000 postgraduate students and almost 2,000 PhD students.
  • UCD is officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland. UCD offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. More at: http://www.ucd.ie/about-ucd/
  • Top 1% University worldwide.
  • A leading centre for research and education in Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation.
  • Strong connections with international law enforcement agencies.
  • UCD courses are approved via the US Department of Education (DOE). This means that we have achieved Title IV Institution status. See http://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/fedSchoolCodeList.jsp where there's a list of participating Title IV schools. UCD is on page 151. The DOE Federal School Code for UCD is G10188.

Practical information for US students

Questions may also be addressed to our North America Global Center: University College Dublin, 12 E. 49th Street New York, NY 10017, USA. Tel: +1 646-690-9025 Email: northamerica@ucd.ie http://www.ucd.ie/international

US students and graduates

We currently have students and graduates in many US law-enforcement agencies, including:

  • Chandler Police Arizona
  • City of Bemidji-Police Department
  • City of Harrisonburg Police Department
  • City of Madison WI Police Department
  • City of Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Clovis Police Department
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General's office
  • Davenport Police Department
  • Gastonia Police Department
  • Gilbert Police Department
  • Humphreys County Sheriff's Office
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office
  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
  • New York City Police Department NYPD
  • New York State Police
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office Bureau Of Criminal Investigation
  • Omaha Police Department
  • Orlando Police Department
  • Paulding County Sheriff's Office
  • Roswell Police Department
  • San Juan County Sheriff's Office
  • Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General
  • State of New York Attorney General's Office
  • State of Ohio, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal
  • State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration
  • State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice
  • United Nations
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Police Department
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Department of Education
  • US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General
  • US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • US Department of Justice, Criminal Division
  • US Department of State
  • US Treasury Department - Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
  • US Customs & Border Protection
  • US Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General
  • US Secret Service
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Virginia Office of the Attorney General
  • Walworth County Sheriff's Office
  • Westchester County District