Cybersecurity curriculum

Our flexible online cybersecurity program allows you to learn while you work and apply new knowledge to your current position. The cybersecurity Master of Science is a 30-credit-hour program without the two bridge courses and a 36-credit-hour program with the bridge courses.

What you'lll learn in the Cybersecurity curriculum

We’ve structured our curriculum so that you start the online master’s program in cybersecurity with either core or bridge courses, depending on your background. All of our courses can help you develop technical, leadership and critical thinking skills.

The technical courses focus on the hands-on practice of protecting systems and networks against digital attacks. If you’re coming into the world of cybersecurity from a nontraditional background, your path will start with bridge courses to gain a firm foundation in computer science. Next, all students will learn to identify, formulate, analyze and solve complex computing or engineering problems by applying principles of computing, engineering, science and mathematics.

The leadership courses deliver the knowledge, insight and training to create a generation of cyber leaders prepared to embed security in every level of a company’s operations. Our courses prepare you to analyze and tackle threats while playing a vital role in an organization’s structure.

List of Bridge Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
CS 601 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3 credits
CS 646 Principles of Operating Systems 3 credits
List of Technical Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
CS 645 Internet Security 3 credits
CS 647 Computer Systems Administration 3 credits
CS 650 Fundamentals of Integrated Computer Security 3 credits
CS 653 Mobile Computing Security and Privacy 3 credits
CS 654 Reliability and Security of Computing Systems 3 credits
List of Leadership courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
CS 701 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity 3 credits
CS 702 Cybersecurity Law and Ethics 3 credits
CS 703 Game Theory for Cybersecurity 3 credits
CS 704 Digital Forensics 3 credits
CS 705 Cryptography and Blockchain 3 credits