The MS degree is a unique program in that it is an interdisciplinary program of study among three colleges, Business, Engineering, and Science. Due to this collaboration between the colleges, students will be exposed to a diversified core curriculum with a choice of 3 different elective tracks; having in-depth curriculum in their track while gaining familiarity in the other two. Upon graduation students will be able to perform: Cybersecurity Analysis of vulnerabilities and threats to network environments, Network Penetration Testing, Auditing for Certification & Accreditation, and Technical Project Management in Information Technology. Students will also be able to integrate the business and scientific underpinnings of information technology trends related to the System Development Life Cycle and understand the federal, state & local statutory requirements associated with Information and cybersecurity through the Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF).
Program prerequisites are kept to a minimum and the program is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds. The admission and program requirements for those pursuing the Management track are described below.
Admission is granted to students who show high promise for success in graduate study and who hold baccalaureate degrees from approved institutions. Admission to the computer science track may require that a student hold a degree in one of the following disciplines:
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
- Information Systems Security Engineering
Applicants for graduate study must apply for admission to the Graduate School. More information about the admissions process may be found on the Graduate School Admission webpage.
Computer Science Track
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field; students with a bachelor's in an unrelated field will be required to take the following prerequisites: Data Structure, Operating Systems, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Computer Architecture and Probability and Statistics.
CS 692 is the capstone course and should be taken toward the end of the student’s program. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the capstone course.
|Cybersecurity Core Courses|
|IS 550||CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT||3|
|IS 663||COMPUTER FORENSICS||3|
|CPE 549||INTRO TO CYBERSECURITY ENGINRG||3|
|CS 585||INTRO TO COMPUTER SECURITY||3|
|CS 692||CYBERSECURITY CAPSTONE||3|
|or IS 692||CYBERSECURITY PRACTICUM|
|Cybersecurity: Computer Science Track|
|INTRO TO COMPUTER NETWORKS|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYT|
|DATA MGT AND DATA MINING|
|INFORMATION SYS STRATEGY & APP|
|ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS|
|DATA BASE SYSTEMS|
|DES & ANALY OF ALGORITHM|
|SOFT'W ENGINEERING PROC|
|ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS|
|TELECOMMUNICATIONS & NETWRK'G|
|NETWORK DEFENSE & OPERATING SY|
|BUSINESS CONTINGENCY PLANNING|
|ADV CYBERSECURITY ENGINEERING|
|COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY|
|MOBILE & WIRELESS NETWORKS|
|INTRO TO COMPUTER NETWORKS|
|Total Semester Hours||21|
Restrictions on Elective Courses
- Computer Science track students should take two elective courses from CS courses.
- Computer Engineering track students should take at least one elective course from CPE courses.