Degree and Certificate Programs

The University of Rhode Island offers one of the most comprehensive degree programs in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security through a Computer Science Department at a major university. This includes a variety of degree and certificate programs for undergraduate students, graduate students and working professionals.


Undergraduate Minor

For undergraduate students, who are completing a degree program in any major. Students may choose to minor in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.


Professional Certificate

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For working professionals who do not currently have a four-year undergraduate degree and are not interested in pursuing a full four-year undergraduate degree at this time. Students may choose between a certificate in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.


Graduate Certificate

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For working professionals who currently have a four-year undergraduate degree, but are not interested in pursuing a full Masters degree at this time. Students may choose between a certificate in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.


Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree

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A tech-oriented degree integrated with professional skills for those interested in pursuing a full Masters degree. The PSM is available for Cyber Security only and a four-year undergraduate degree is required.



Masters Degree with a Concentration

For graduate students who are pursuing a Master's Degree in Computer Science and would like to complement that with a Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.


PhD with a Concentration

For graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in Computer Science and would like to complement that with a Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.


Early Acceptance

Programs start in September. You can submit your early application for next Fall now.

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Student Stories

Maureen Boudreau"The online program format was essential for me, both as a technology professional and a parent of a URI student. I required an educational venue that would allow me the flexibility of a weekly program with specific tasks and objectives."

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