Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
The Cybersecurity concentration is a concentration available within the Master of Computer Science degree program.
Gain a competitive advantage in the lucrative and exciting field of cybersecurity with a Master of Computer Science Cybersecurity degree. This cybersecurity degree emphasis is designed for graduate students who want to pursue a thorough education in the area of cybersecurity through the lens of computer systems and algorithms. Through security courses, this online degree will provide you the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics. As a masters student with a concentration in cybersecurity, students can learn about cryptography, software security and advanced network security systems. Meet the standards set by the National Security Agency for information assurance by learning to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation through protection, detection and reaction practices.
The coursework for this cybersecurity degree has been certified by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program to satisfy the standards for (1) Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) and (2) Senior Systems Managers (CNSSI 4012). The Information Assurance Center has been certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyberdefense (CAE IA/CD) and as National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance – Research (CAE-R) by the National Security Agency & the Department of Homeland Security.
To meet degree requirements, all students must take one foundations course, one systems course and one applications course. Students pursuing the cybersecurity concentration must complete a concentration requirement of nine credit hours.
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