What Makes This Media Forensics Program Unique
Housed within the National Center for Media Forensics (state of the art facility and labs, access to the latest software applications), this program is unique in that it stands alone in providing a hybrid-format (online and onsite) graduate level education in forensic multimedia analysis.
This blended format allows you to work full-time while completing the program.
Additionally, experiential learning includes visits to regional crime labs and scientific conferences to understand the application of forensic digital and multimedia sciences and laboratory procedures.
Post Graduate Employment Opportunities
- Federal law enforcement
- State and local law enforcement
- Academic research and education
- Private forensic practice
- Corporate research and development
Students from all disciplines—media production, electrical engineering, general forensics, etc.—are encouraged to apply as this program enhances scientific inquiry while guiding you through a two-year cohort curriculum.
Top Notch Faculty
Catalin Grigoras: As Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Grigoras has the privilege to coordinate the Center’s activity, including education and scientific projects. His research encompasses digital signal processing in forensic multimedia, including digital recording authentication, audio/image analysis, enhancement, and automatic speaker recognition. His research into digital signal processing has resulted in advanced methods to authenticate digital audio/ video recordings and semiautomatic systems for forensic speaker recognition.
Jeff Smith: As Associate Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Smith has the pleasure of helping build the foundation for strengthening forensic sciences in the U.S. through the Center’s education and research programs. Smith’s research areas include the forensic authentication of recorded media, forensic speaker recognition, and the evolving synergy that exists amongst the Digital and Multimedia Evidence disciplines.
Marcus Rogers is the Director of the Cyber Forensics Program in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. He is a Professor, Faculty Scholar, and Fellow of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Dr. Rogers is the author of books, numerous book chapters, and journal publications in the field of digital forensics and applied psychological analysis.
Don Lewis provides consultation and training to individuals in law enforcement locally and nationally. He designed a video analysis platform and developed tools, which are in use by several agencies. He has testified in court in the disciplines of forensic photography, video analysis, computer analysis, and cellular phone forensics. Lewis was appointed to the Scientific Working Group for Digital Evidence (SWGDE) in 2001.