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MS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Cyber Security

The MS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Cyber Security program provides students with deep theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in the essential skills required in today’s Cyber Security workforce. Our program prepares graduates to meet the pressing demand for Security Analysts, Software Security Engineers, Networking Security Specialists and other exciting career paths in both the public and private sectors.

Transition Courses

These course credits may not be applied toward the 33 credits required for the degree.
Course Title Credits
CS 510 Discrete Mathematics 3
CS 520 Computer Science II 3


Computer Science Core 12 Credits
Requirements 12 Credits
Electives 3 Credits
Capstone Courses 6 Credits
Total Credits 33 Credits

Computer Science Core

Course Title Credits
CS 600 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 610 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CS 620 Database Design and Implementation 3
CS 650 Operating Systems 3
Total Computer Science Core 12 Credits

Cyber Security Concentration

Course Title Credits
CS 615 Software Security 3
CS 709 Cryptography 3
CS 777 Computer Networks and Networking Programming 3
CS 779 Network Security 3
Select one of the following electives:
CS 771 Web Application Security 3
CS 775 Mobile Application Security 3
Total Concentration Electives 3
Total Concentration 15 Credits

Capstone Courses

Course Title Credits
CS 780 and CS 784* Software Development Project: Design and Implementation



CS 980 and CS 981* Thesis Preparation Seminar/Thesis


Total Capstone 6 Credits
*Capstone must be a Cyber Security project or a Cyber Security thesis

Total Credits 33 Credits