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University of Colorado Denver

National Center for Media Forensics
 

Curriculum

Master’s of Science in Recording Arts emphasis in Media Forensics


The MSRA-MF program is a hybrid degree: the majority of coursework is completed online with a small portion of the program completed in-person. There are approximately five weeks total of concentrated in-person classes, amounting to five trips over the entire two-year curriculum. This includes attendance at relevant scientific conferences, training with our partners in forensic labs, and hand-on coursework at our facility in Denver.


 

Fall – Year 1

Credit Hours

MSRA 5124 – Forensic Science and Litigation (Online)

3

MSRA 5014 – Research Practices in Media Forensics (Online)

3

Total

6



 

Spring – Year 1

Credit Hours

MSRA 5114 – Foundations in Media Forensics (Online)

3

MSRA 5144 – MATLAB Foundations (Online)

2

MSRA 5054 – Experiential Lab (Hybrid)

1

Total

6



 

Summer – Year 1

Credit Hours

MSRA 5134 – Computer Forensics (Hybrid)

3

MSRA 5244 – Mobile Phone Forensics (Online)

1

Total

4

 

 

Fall – Year 2

Credit Hours

MSRA 5214 – Forensic Audio Analysis (Hybrid)

3

MSRA 5254 – MATLAB for Forensic Audio Analysis (Online)

1

MSRA 5054 – Experiential Lab (Online)

1

Total

5

 

Spring – Year 2

Credit Hours

MSRA 5224 – Forensic Video and Image Analysis (Hybrid)

3

MSRA 5264 – MATLAB for Forensic Video and Image Analysis (Online)

1

MSRA 5054 – Experiential Lab (Online)

1

Total

5

 

 

Summer – Year 2

Credit Hours

MSRA 5314 – Report Writing and Court Testimony (Hybrid)

3

Total

3

 

 

Summer – Year 2 (or later)

Credit Hours

MSRA 6954 – Research Thesis in Media Forensics

4

Total

4

 

 

Total MSRA-MF Credit Hours

33