2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Cybersecurity, M.S.


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Master’s Degree Requirements


To satisfy the requirements for the Cybersecurity M.S. program, the student must complete 30 credits, as listed below, with an overall average of B. In addition, a B average is required across all the required Cybersecurity core courses and the capstone course.

Cybersecurity Core


The following Cybersecurity core courses (12 credits) are required. An average grade of B is required across all the Cybersecurity core courses.

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Other Cybersecurity courses may be chosen with the Academic Advisor’s approval.

Computer Science Electives


Students must select 3 (9 credits) of the following Computer Science courses.

Note:


Other Computer Science courses may be chosen with the Academic Advisor’s approval.

Capstone Project Requirement


Prior to the start of their last year in the program, all students identify a special project with the guidance of a faculty sponsor and submit it to their advisor for approval. At that time, they must decide whether they want to work on their project outside of a classroom and instead take an additional elective or enroll in CS-GY 9963 Advanced Project in Computer Science . The student who chooses to further explore previous work independently, will be required to disseminate the results in the form of a paper or presentation outside of a classroom environment.

Cybersecurity Concentrations


The Cybersecurity Concentrations allow students to focus their degree in specific branches of cybersecurity. By taking certain courses in the normal 30 credit requirements, students may concentrate their degree in Cyber Defense or Cyber Operations.

Cyber Defense Concentration


For the Cyber Defense Concentration, students must take these specific courses:

Cyber Operations Concentration


For the Cyber Operations Concentration, students must take these specific courses:

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