2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Cybersecurity, M.S.


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Master’s Degree Requirements (Online and On Campus)


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.

Breadth Electives


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

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

Capstone Project Requirement


All Cybersecurity students are required to complete a capstone project that showcases a culmination of skills and knowledge learned throughout the program. There are two options to meet this requirement:

Capstone Option 1: Students may take CS-GY 9963 Advanced Project in Computer Science  and complete a project under the direction of faculty.

Capstone Option 2: If students do not complete an Advanced Project, then their capstone project will be either from CS-GY 6903 Applied Cryptography  or CS-GY 9163 Application Security , whichever course is taken last.

It is recommended that students take their capstone course in their final semester.

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:

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