2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Cyber Security, MSCS

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The Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) program is a professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in cyberspace security.


Many courses are three credit hours and are offered in eight-week terms, either online or in a hybrid format.

Students will earn a MS degree upon completion of 30 credit hours consisting of a 3 credit hour course in cyber security fundamentals, 15 credit hours in 5 core cyber security courses, 9 credit hours of further study in 3 elective cyber security subjects, and a 3 credit hour Capstone course.

Admission Requirements

 In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to the MSCS program are as follows:

  • Two letters of recommendation: one employer, one personal.
  • Completion of the program interview process and written approval of admission by the program director after review of the admission requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution which includes topical coverage consistent with NSA CAE Core Knowledge Unit Requirements to include a minimum of 3 credit hours with a C or better:
    • Basic Data Analysis
    • Basic Scripting or Introductory Programming
    • Fundamental Security Design Principles
    • Introductory Cryptography
    • Network Technology & Protocols
    • Operating Systems Concepts
    • Programming
    • IT Systems Components
    • Networking Concepts
    • System Administration
    • Databases

Degree Awarded

Master of Science


Jonathan Lanning, Program Director

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