Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Program Contact: Frederick Scholl 203-582-7394
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is a fully online program within the School of Engineering. It is a technical degree program designed to prepare a wide range of students to operate as cyber defenders for present-day and future information systems and networks.
The 30-credit Master of Science in Cybersecurity includes up-to-date security knowledge and skills in demand in today's workplace. These include principles of risk management, software security, cloud security and resilient systems. Both security theory and hands-on skills are developed, utilizing current security tools in cloud and on-ground environments. The coursework also embodies the knowledge units set forth by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). Degree coursework culminates with a capstone project that challenges students to examine the architecture of a complex system, identify vulnerabilities and determine the specific security defenses that should be employed.
For individuals working in the field seeking to fine tune their current skill sets without immediately pursuing a complete degree, you may take any of the 1-credit courses, subject to program director approval. Any course taken will count as a stackable credential.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Program of Study
The following courses are core requirements of the Cybersecurity program:
|CYB 501||Foundations of Cyber Security||1|
|CYB 502||Introduction to Cyber Threats||1|
|CYB 503||Introduction to Cyber Defense||1|
|CYB 506||Introduction to Programming for Security Professionals||1|
|CYB 509||Operating Systems Security||1|
|CYB 517||Introduction to Cryptography||1|
|CYB 524||Relational Database Security||1|
|CYB 526||Non-Relational Database Security||1|
|CYB 540||Introduction to Secure Networking||1|
|CYB 550||Cyber Policy||3|
|CYB 660||Programming for Security Analytics||1|
|CYB 661||Programming for Security Automation||1|
|CYB 662||Secure Web Applications Design||1|
|CYB 663||Secure Web Applications Engineering||1|
|CYB 664||Web Applications Security Testing||1|
|CYB 665||Workforce Access Security||1|
|CYB 667||B2C Access Security||1|
|CYB 669||B2B Access Security||1|
|CYB 670||IoT Security||1|
|CYB 680||Introduction to Cloud Security||1|
|CYB 681||Securing Workloads in AWS||1|
|CYB 682||Securing Workloads in Azure||1|
|CYB 683||Resilient System Design and Development||1|
|CYB 684||Resilient System Testing||1|
|CYB 685||Operating Resilient Systems||1|
|CYB 691||MS Cybersecurity Capstone||3|
Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the MS in Cybersecurity program is to equip students to succeed as effective cyber defenders in a rapidly changing business and technology environment. Specific objectives include:
- Train students to be able to apply risk management concepts to cybersecurity challenges.
- Enable students to use and evaluate software to manage cybersecurity risk.
- Create the next generation of cloud native security professionals.
- Enable students to design, build and operate resilient systems that meet business objectives.
To qualify for admission into the MS Cybersecurity program, a student must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet one of the following criteria:
1. Have an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science
2. Have an undergraduate degree in another area with applicable coursework or certificates in network technology, database management and programming
3. Have at least 2 years of applicable work experience or military service including experience with network technology, database management and programming
4. Receive approval from the program director