Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics and Security Management

Saint Louis University

Program Description

Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics and Security Management

Saint Louis University

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Students who successfully complete an INTO SLU 2-Semester and 1-Semester Graduate Pathway program in computer forensics and security management are assured progression to a UAB graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a computer and information science degree program at UAB, you might find work as a(n):

  • Database Security Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cloud Security Analyst
  • Online Crime Investigator
  • System Security and Privacy Analyst

For Undergraduate Computer Science Degree Holders:

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Reading/Writing I
  • Academic Speaking/Listening I
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Network Security

Semester 2

  • Academic Reading/Writing II
  • Academic Speaking/Listening II
  • Investigating Online Crimes
  • Computer Security

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • Academic English Skills
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Network Security
  • Investigating Online Crimes

NOTE: This program can be completed in 12 months including the Pathway program.

For All Other Undergraduate Degree Holders*:

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 13 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Reading/Writing I
  • Academic Speaking/Listening I
  • Introduction to Computation
  • Introduction to Business Programming

Semester 2

  • Academic Reading/Writing II
  • Academic Speaking/Listening II
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Network Security

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 28 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • Academic English Skills
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Introduction to Computation
  • Introduction to Business Programming

NOTE: This program can be completed in 12 months including the Pathway program.

*This program is designed for students without a degree in computer science; only a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent is required. The additional courses in this program are undergraduate prerequisites to prepare for the Master of Science in Computer Forensics and Security Management (MSCFSM).

What are the progression requirements to the university's graduate degree program?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following UAB Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate level courses
  • B or better in all courses
  • No grades F, C, I or W permitted

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

You are guaranteed admission to the Master of Science in Computer Forensics and Security Management program at UAB after successfully completing the Graduate Pathway and meeting all progression requirements.

Key course facts

Course length: 1-2 semesters

Start dates: January, May, August

Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway: from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway: from $14,660

Careers: Graduates qualify for a variety of roles in criminal justice, computer and information sciences, information systems, information technology and forensic accounting.

Entry requirements

Age: 17 years old and above

Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree (students without an undergraduate degree in computer science are required to take additional prerequisite courses) with a 2.5 GPA

English language:

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 7, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
May 2019
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1 - 2 semesters
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14,660 USD
: 1-Semester Pathway; 2-Semester Pathway: from $25,480
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USA - St. Louis, Missouri
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