Cybersecurity M.S. Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

36 credits

Core Classes

  • IT 530 Computer Security
  • IT 535 Advanced Computer Security
  • IT 560 Cryptography
  • IT 570 Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics, and Compliance
  • IT 575 Information Security Management
  • IT 670 Computer Network Defense
  • MSC 545 Project Management or IT 580 Technology Leadership or IT 585 Managing Technical People
  • IT 680 IT Master’s Project

Take a specialized track or select four (4) courses from the following:

  • IT 537 Computer Forensics and Incident Response
  • IT 540 Enterprise Data Management and Analysis
  • IT 546 Data science
  • IT 547 Security and Privacy of Electronic Documents
  • IT 552 Operating Systems
  • IT 557 Monitoring, Auditing, and Penetration Testing
  • IT 566 Computer Scripting Techniques
  • IT 567 Global Cybersecurity
  • IT 576 Natural Language Processing (NLP) Techniques
  • IT 577 Human Considerations in Cybersecurity
  • IT 587 Cybersecurity Systems: Certification and Accreditation
  • IT 597 Security and Privacy of Medical Devices

Tracks

Data Science
Digital Health

Note: Students entering the program must demonstrate knowledge in computer networking through education, training, or work experience. Students with no such background will be required to take a prerequisite course IT 520 Enterprise, Infrastructure, and Networks before taking IT 530 Computer Security.