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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 an entry requirement as we recognise experience and training
  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master of Science options, as well as single modules

Your new and growing international network

  • 787 graduates and students in 62 countries – a truly global network!
  • 50 US law enforcement students including 20 who started in 2016.

Career benefits

  • Accreditation of prior skills and knowledge with a degree from a top university
  • Gain skills and 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 Madison, WI, USA. Exams and workshops are organised, run, and supervised by UCD academics and staff, just as they are in Dublin.

Reduced fees

Tuition is just Euros 4500 (approx. US$4850) per year over 2 years - compares favorably with US Universities.

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

Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD programmes, eligibility, how to apply and tuition fees at http://www.ucd.ie/cci
Questions may also be addressed to our North America Global Centre: University College Dublin, 200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10166, USA. Tel: +1-646-632-3780. Email: northamerica@ucd.ie Website: 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 Harrisonburg Police Department
  • City of Madison WI Police Department
  • City of Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Davenport Police Department
  • Gastonia Police Department
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's office
  • New York City Police Department NYPD
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Orlando Police Department
  • Roswell Police Department
  • State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration
  • State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General
  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Treasury Department - Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
  • US Customs & Border Protection
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • US Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General
  • US Secret Service
  • Virginia Office of the Attorney General
  • Walworth County Sheriff's Office