Overview

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is an 18-month long program that ensures graduates have the technical skills to lead today’s organizations through security concerns and countermeasures. Each course of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity is at least 45 classroom hours; 33 instructional credits and a 3-credit Master Thesis (Capstone) conducted in the field under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisites

Students must have an undergraduate degree in security, computer science, information technology, or a related field with a GPA of 2.5 of 4.0 or higher to be accepted into the program. Students must also have a general knowledge of one of the following: Python, MATLAB, MiniTab, or SPSS. Students who do not have basic programming knowledge are required to attend a one-week class.

Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
RU 0202 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam Prep 40 hours
RU 0201 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Prep 40 Hours
RU 6209 Cryptography Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 30
Lab hours: 15
January 1, 2020
RU 6201 Information Security Theory Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
January 1, 2020
RU 6210 Intrusion Detection Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
RU 6208 Malware Reverse Engineering Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 30
Lab hours:15
January 1, 2020
RU 6202 Network and Systems Security Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
January 1, 2020
RU 6207 Operating Systems Security Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
January 1, 2020
RU 6205 Secure Software Design Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
January 1, 2020
RU 6204 Security Audit and Compliance Testing Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
January 1, 2020
RU 6203 Security Policy Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
January 1, 2021
RU 6280 Topics in Computer Forensics Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
January 1, 2020