Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Cybersecurity, M.S.C.Y.S.


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College of Engineering   
Department: Electrical Engineering

Major Contacts, Deadlines, and Delivery Information

 


The mission of the College of Engineering Masters in Cybersecurity program is to train graduates with advanced skills and practices relating to the design, development, and operation of technologies and processes to secure computing systems, networks, and infrastructures from malicious cyberattacks causing damages and data losses.  This Major will allow graduates to pursue technical careers in a wide range of areas, including network security design and operation, software security, secure software development, hardware security design, cyberphysical systems security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, and social networks, etc.  In addition, this Major will also allow graduates to pursue further advanced graduate (Ph.D. level) research in the cybersecurity field.

Major Research Areas:
Network security design and operation, software security, secure software development, hardware security design, cyberphysical systems security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, and social networks

Admissions Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.  

  • GRE required with minimum preferred scores of 167 Quantitative (89 percentile) and 158 Verbal (79 percentile)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Applicants must have adequate preparation in mathematics (courses in calculus through differential equations), knowledge of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, e.g., such as programming, data structures, logic design, computer architecture, operating systems, analysis of algorithms.  
  • Preferred undergraduate degrees include: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics.
     

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS


Total Minimum Hours - 30

  • Core Requirements- 9 credit hours
  • Electives - 18 credit hours
  • Practicum - 3 credit hours
  • CAE Certification Option: 9* credit hours

*Students who opt to complete the CAE certification will complete a total of 39 Credit Hours

Electives (18 Credit Hours)


Students complete a minimum of six (6) electives (18 credit hours) chosen in consultation with the Graduate DIrector.

Center of Academic Excellence Certification Option (9 credit hours)


For students wanting further NSA/DHS CAE (Center of Academic Excellence) certification for their degree, 3 additional out-of-college courses (9 credits) are required. These classes along with the core class EEL 6787 Data Network, Systems, and Security   fulfill the complete CAE certification requirement.  

Comprehensive Exam


In lieu of a Comprehensive Exam, students will complete a portfolio addressing the content from the core courses (3 courses) and electives (4 courses).

Practicum (3 Credit Hours)


Students are required to complete three (3) hours of Practicum.

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