MS in Computing with Specialization

Our specialization in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense is designed to establish the knowledge about security planning and management and cyber issues and defenses for networks, databases and computing infrastructure. The required courses for this specialization reflect this broad technical perspective. While studying theory and performing classroom exercises serve to provide foundational knowledge, practical experience reinforces understanding. Our program requires students to demonstrate their understanding through a practical, professional experience. Here are the requirements for this specialization:

  • MSCS 6550: Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • MSCS 6560: Principles of Service Management and System Administration
  • MSCS 5300 Networks and Internets
  • An elective chosen from:
    • MSCS 6355 Mobile Computing
    • MSCS 5800 Principles of Database Systems
    • MSCS 6380 Advanced Database Systems
  • MSCS 6964 Practicum for Research and Development in Computing or MSCS 6998 Professional Project in Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science or MSCS 6965 Curriculum Integrated Practicum

If you are interested in applying to this program or exploring the application process, please visit the program information page.