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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Study Plan

​​1-Suggested Study Plan for Thesis Option (30 Credits):

Level 1:

Course Code Course Titl​e Hours
CYS501 Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
CYS502 Foundations of Cryptography 3
CYS503​ Privacy in a Digital Networked World 3


Level 2:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS504 Threats, Exploits and Countermeasures 3
CYS505​ Enterprise Security Architecture 3


Level 3:
Course Code Course Title​ Hours
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS5xx​ CYS Elective 3
CYS600 Thesis 6


Level 4:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS600​ Thesis Continued


2-Suggested Study Plan for Project Option (36 Credits):

Level 1:

Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS501 Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
CYS502 Foundations of Cryptography 3
CYS503​ Privacy in a Digital Networked World 3


Level 2:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS504 Threats, Exploits and Countermeasures 3
CYS505​ Enterprise Security Architecture 3
CYS506 CYS Elective 3


Level 3:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx Elective 1 3
CYS598​ Project I 3
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3


Level 4:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CY​S5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS599 Project II 3


3-Suggested Study Plan for Courses Option (42 Credits):

Level 1:

Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS501 Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
CYS502​ Foundations of Cryptography 3
CYS503 Privacy in a Digital Networked World 3


Level 2:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS504 Threats, Exploits and Countermeasures 3
CYS505​ Enterprise Security Architecture 3
CYS506 CYS Elective 3


Level 3:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS5​xx CYS Elective 3
CYS507 CYS Elective 3


Level 4:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx​ CYS Elective 3
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3


Level 5:
Course Code Course Title Hours
CYS5xx CYS Elective 3
CYS5xx​ CYS Elective 3


Thesis Regulations:

Students are required to conduct research in areas related to software engineering, software development etc. under the supervision of faculty member(s). Student would be required to submit a completed thesis documenting the scholarly and research activities conducted during the course of research, to a thesis evaluation committee.
For thesis evaluation, a committee would determine the novelty of idea, quality of research work, availability of research results and overall research work contribution. Student would be awarded grade on the thesis by the thesis evaluation committee assigned to the student. This committee would compose of a number of faculty members appointed by the university to evaluate students work. Members of evaluation committee may be appointed from within the college.


Core Courses
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
CYS501 Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
CYS502​ Foundations of Cryptography 3 CYS501
CYS503 Privacy in a Digital Networked World 3 CYS502
CYS504 Threats, Exploits and Countermeasures 3 CYS503
CYS505 Enterprise Security Architecture 3 CYS501



​Electives: (3/15 Credit hours)


Electives
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
CYS506 Database Security​​ 3 CYS504
CYS507 Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing 3
CYS508 Human Aspects of Cybersecurity 3
CYS510 Risk Management in Cybersecurity 3
CYS511 Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance 3
CYS513 Wireless and Mobile Security 3
CYS514 Counter Hacking Techniques 3
CYS516 Software Security 3
CYS517 Network Forensics 3
CYS518 Malware Analysis and Engineering 3
CYS519 Cybersecurity Auditing 3
CYS520 Special Topics in Cybersecurity 3
CYS593 Research Seminar in CyberSecurity
CYS595 Emerging Topics in CyberSecurity 3
CYS599 Capstone Project 6