Cybersecurity, MS

Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity combines a solid understanding of information security technology with relevant knowledge from law, the social sciences, criminology, and management. The MS program is designed for working professionals and also recent graduates who want knowledge they can apply in workplaces to assess and manage information security risks effectively.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Building core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network security theory, processes, and practices
  •  Planning and implementing security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems
  •  Identifying and addressing legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights and identifying how they affect specific cybersecurity decisions and planning
  •  Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, with corporate management on cyber-related issues

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Cybersecurity with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Cybersecurity in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The certificate program requires fulfillment of the 16-semester-hour curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry-based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 36-semester-hour master’s degree and certificate require 24 hours from the MS in Cybersecurity (MS required courses, technical track and contextual track).

Engineering Leadership

Core Requirement

Foundations
CY 5010Foundations of Information Assurance4
Technical Track
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:8
Applied Cryptography
Computer System Security
Network Security Practices
Software Security Practices
Contextual Track
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:8
Security Risk Management and Assessment
Information System Forensics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Decision Making for Critical Infrastructure
Capstone
CY 7900Capstone Project4

Electives

Complete 8 semester hours from the following:8
Database Management Systems
Foundations of Software Engineering
Computer Systems
Web Development
Fundamentals of Computer Networking
Wireless Network
Special Topics in Software Engineering
Theory of Computation
Introduction to Cyberspace Programming 2
Applied Cryptography
Computer System Security
Network Security Practices
Security Risk Management and Assessment
Information System Forensics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Software Vulnerabilities and Security 1
Software Security Practices
Machine Learning in Cybersecurity and Privacy
Network Security 1
Cryptography and Communications Security
Criminology
The Criminal Justice Process
Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Special Topics in Criminology and Public Policy
Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager
Security and Resilience Policy
Cyberconflict

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required