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.