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
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
- 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.