Doctoral Program

The College of Technology offers a Ph.D. in Technology with a specialization in cyber forensics. All details about the degree including the admission procedures, course structure, faculty and other resources can be found here. Additional details of the Ph.D. specific to the cyber forensics area of specialization are mentioned below.


Curriculum requirements for the cyber forensics specialization includes all the requirements of the Ph.D. in Technology degree with the added constraint that students need to complete 15 credit hours in core cyber forensics courses. The requirements are explained below.

Degree Requirements for the Ph.D. program

Component Direct to PhD Master's Plus
Technology (requires 15 core cyber forensics courses ) 30 cr min 21 cr min
Discovery Foundations (research methodology, statistics and experimental design) 18 cr min 12 cr min
Cognate (from any appropriate Purdue college or school other than Technology) 27 cr min 12 cr min
Dissertation Research 15-30 cr 15-30 cr
Total Hours beyond prior degree 90 cr min 60 cr min
From master's degree --- 30 cr max
Total Graduate Study 90 cr min 90 cr min

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