The Graduate Master’s Program in Cybersecurity is designed to provide individuals with an introduction to information security, risk and threat management, and security architecture. It will give students the skills to effectively address the constantly changing threat landscape faced by people, companies, and governments today. The courses in the program will:
- Provide a broad knowledge of networking and network security.
- Provide an overview of proper technology risk management practices.
- Help the individual to identify new and existing threats and to determine methods to mitigate them.
- Provide the individual the skills to handle security incidents.
- Provide the individual with an introduction to building secure and defendable systems.
- Respond to the pressing need for cybersecurity professionals in the 21st century.
The Cybersecurity industry is projected to grow 22% through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations in any field.
Cybersecurity specialists, with a median income of over $75,000 are also poised to bring home the following six figure salaries: Data Security Analyst: $89K- $122K Network Security Administrator: $85K-$118K Network Architect: $95K-$137K (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013).
- CS 504 Intro to Programming Using Scripting
- CS 505/CS 339 Computer Networks
- CS 604 Software Engineering
- CS 635 Digital Forensics
- CS 622 Network Security 1
- CS 625 Cryptography
- CS 626 Intro to Cybersecurity
- CS 627 Systems Security
- CS 628 Security Management
- CS 641 Securing the Cloud
- OR CS 642 Securing the Client/Server
- CS 670 Research Project Seminar
Electives - Choose three from:
- CS 629 Ethical Hacking
- CS 641 or CS 642 (Whichever not taken as requirement)
- CS 636 Secure Program Techniques
- CS 637 Professional Responsibility
- CS 638 Concepts in Dynamic and Script Programming
- CS 639 Vulnerability Management