Cybersecurity Engineering — Graduate Certificate, MS

Cybersecurity Engineering — MS

On-Campus or Online

This graduate program prepares students for understanding, analyzing, developing, investigating, protecting, and defending the cyber ecosystem of organizations. As such, it focuses on the engineering and technical aspects of cybersecurity. The degree is designed to appeal to traditional students as well as practitioners through the inclusion of capstone experience.

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree entails a minimum of 33 semester graduate credit hours. The following courses are required:

CodeTitleHours
Foundational Courses (3 credit hours)
COMP 7500Advanced Topics in Operating Systems3
Required Cybersecurity-Specific Courses (18 credit hours)
COMP 6350Digital Forensics3
COMP 6370Computer and Network Security3
COMP 6530Secure Cloud Computing: Principles, Practice, and Applications3
COMP 6830Cybersecurity Threats and Countermeasures3
COMP 7370Advanced Computer and Network Security3
COMP 7720Software Reverse Engineering3
Elective Cybersecurity Courses (9 credit hours)
approved 6000/7000/8000-level coursework relevant to cybersecurity9
Capstone experience (3 credit hours)
COMP 7980Capstone Engineering Project3
Total Hours33

Students who have taken the 5000-level version of any 6000-level course cannot take the course in its 6000-level format. They must substitute another approved cybersecurity-relevant graduate course. All courses in the degree must be taken for a grade.

Cybersecurity Engineering — Graduate Certificate 

On-Campus or Online

Students will take the following three (3) required courses. The focus of this coursework is to equip students with the advanced education required to analyze, develop, investigate, protect, and defend computer and information systems.

CodeTitleHours
Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Engineering
COMP 6350Digital Forensics3
COMP 6370Computer and Network Security3
COMP 7370Advanced Computer and Network Security3
Total Hours9