M.S. In Computing with Specialization

The M.S. in Computing has changed its name to M.S. in Computer and Information Science.

Our specialization in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense is part of the M.S. degree program. It is designed to establish the knowledge about security planning and management and cyber issues and defenses for networks, databases and computing infrastructure. This specialization is the academic focus for the designation of Marquette University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by NSA and DHS. The required courses for this specialization reflect the 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 practical professional experience. Open the following section to see the requirements for this specialization.

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Degree requirements

We have made some changes in the program of study that will take effect in fall 2022. The new list of requirements (with new course names) follows:

COSC 5300 Network Design and Security 3
COSC 5360 Software and System Security 3
COSC 6280 Advanced Computer Security 3
COSC 6550 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
COSC 6560 Principles of Service Management and System Administration 3
COSC 6998 Professional Project in Computer Science 0

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


MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

has been designated a
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
2018-2023

By the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency
for the curriculum path
M.S. in Computer and Information Science with a specialization in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense