Digital Forensics Certificate

Digital Forensics Certificate Admission Requirements

In addition to the online college certificate application, applicants must fill out a Digital Forensics Certificate Application (PDF, 34 KB). The Digital Forensics Certificate Application must be submitted to the Program Director by email or mail prior to registering for classes.

To register for courses within the certificate, the Program Director must first grant the student permission before they are able to register. This applies to all courses within the certificate.

Digital Forensics Program Director, Garilyn Truttschel: (608) 245-5882 or

In addition, applicants must obtain a criminal history background check at their own expense.

  • Cannot have any abuse of technology in their background.
  • Criminal history cannot have any convictions for computer crimes.
  • Final entrance into the certificate is by department consent.

This certificate admits applicants in both the fall and spring.

Spring 2014 Application Dates:

  • Application available on September 1, 2013
  • Application review begins on October 21, 2013
  • Application deadline is January 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Application Dates:

  • Application available on January 16, 2014
  • Application review begins on March 17, 2014
  • Application deadline is July 1, 2014

Certificate programs fill on a first-come, first-served basis and do not maintain waitlists.

To apply, proceed to the online application.

Please note, certificate students are not eligible for financial aid.