MS - Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
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Note: this program plan represents a change from the printed 2013-2014 University Catalog: Beginning with Fall 2014, electives may be chosen from selected courses in CSE, CYB and SWE). See the department for a complete list of acceptable electives.
Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity offers students with technical backgrounds the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in information assurance and cybersecurity. The program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline, as well as professionals seeking to improve their skills.
Applicants must have completed at least three semester credit hours of differential and integral calculus and at least three semester credit hours of discrete mathematics. In addition, applicants should have completed at least nine semester credit hours of programming coursework including three semester credit hours of data structures. GRE scores (General Test only) are required. Students with English language deficiencies are only permitted to enroll in a restricted set of academic courses.
The program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of required and approved elective courses including 18 hours of required information assurance and cybersecurity courses and 15 hours of elective courses (CSE, CYB, SWE). Thesis may be substituted for six elective credit hours. Students opting out of the thesis must successfully complete the final program examination.
|Required Courses (18 credit hours)||CREDITS|
|CYB 5272||Computer and Information Security||3|
|CYB 5275||Enterprise Information Security||3|
|CYB 5280||Host and Application Security||3|
|CYB 5285||Secure Operating Systems||3|
|CYB 5288||Secure Computer Systems and Organization||3|
|CYB 5290||Secure Data Communications and Networks||3|
|Electives (15 credit hours*)|
|CYB 5660||Secure Software Development||3|
|CYB 5665||Secure Web Services||3|
|CYB 5675||Data Mining for Cybersecurity||3|
|CYB 5677||Biometric Authentication Technologies||3|
|CYB 5678||Cryptography and Information Hiding||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED||33|
*Thesis students choose three courses and Thesis (CYB 5999).