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Cybersecurity, M.S.

Requirements

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is intended for individuals who desire to acquire additional cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to pursue new or advance existing careers in cybersecurity. The program is also designed for individuals who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in cybersecurity or related fields. The program focuses on the managerial and technical perspectives of cybersecurity through extensive use of case-studies and hands-on lab exercises.

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution in one of the following fields: (Applicants who have bachelor's degrees in other fields may be admitted to the program if they have at least two years of technology or cybersecurity industry experience and have completed undergraduate courses in data communication, programming, and server administration with a grade of C+ or better. Students may also take a comprehensive exam on these topics to satisfy this admission requirement. These applications will be handled on a case-by-case basis.) 1. Information Systems; 2. Information Security; 3. Information Technology; 4. Computer Science
  2. Admissions essay.
  3. Completed application for admission.
  4. Official transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education.
  5. Two letters of recommendation
Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits 
  IT 6300 Principles of Cybersecurity  3
  IT 6330 Cybersecurity Operations  3
  IT 6350 Law/Ethics/Privacy in Cybersecurity 3
  IT 6370 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment  3
  IT 6740 Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures  3
  IT 6770 Cybersecurity Management 3
  IT 6900 Cybersecurity Capstone 3
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits 
Choose 9 credits from the following: 9
  IT 6660 Advanced Network Forensics (3.0)  
  IT 6750 Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis (3.0)  
  IT 6780 Secure Coding (3.0)  
  INFO 6420 Web and Mobile Application Security (3.0)  
  or other departmental approved electives  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with a grade of B- or better with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Courses must be finished within a five-year period. No courses will apply toward graduation that are older than five years.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

 Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 6300 Principles of Cybersecurity  3
IT 6330 Cybersecurity Operations 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 6740 Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
IT 6350 Law/Ethics/Privacy in Cybersecurity 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 6370 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment 3
IT 6770 Cybersecurity Management 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 6900 Cybersecurity Capstone 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 30

Department

Cybersecurity Graduate Programs

The Cybersecurity Graduate Programs are in the College of Engineering and Technology. To find the most up-to-date information on the Cybersecurity Graduate Programs, visit their website.

Cybersecurity Graduate Programs