Mission Statement

George Mason University’s Computer Forensics Program provides the state of the art in advanced digital forensics and incident response education. Thorough grounding in methods and techniques prepares students for careers in this multi-faceted and interdisciplinary field spanning the commercial, industrial, law enforcement, and defense arenas. Mason’s graduate degree program requires students to develop a theoretical as well as a practical understanding of the principles of computer forensics enabling them to keep pace with an ever changing digital world, becoming leaders in developing new forensic capabilities.

The field of computer forensics is both emergent and rapidly expanding as new electronic, digital, and telecommunications technologies converge. Correspondingly, Mason seeks to identify and coalesce the scientific and engineering elements of digital forensics that constitute it as an academic discipline and to engage in leading edge research in computer forensics theory and engineering practice.