The M.S. in Cybersecurity program curriculum is aimed at professionals with a background in business management, information technology, computer science, or criminal justice. This multidisciplinary curriculum is designed for busy adult learners and draws courses from our information technology leadership, computer information science, and economic crime forensics programs. The curriculum is intended to create a better understanding of:
- Information security policies and procedures
- Computer crimes and related legislation
- Investigative practices and procedures
- Corporate ethics and compliance
The program is offered in a totally online format. It follows the traditional academic calendar of a fall and spring semester and a shorter summer semester. The fall and spring semesters are divided into two 8 week terms. A full-time graduate student carries a minimum of 6 semester credit hours. Some courses may require more hours per week in some areas of instruction. All courses are online and 3 credits in the length. The courses will meet both synchronously (optional) and asynchronously. Students are required to participate in chat sessions and/or discussion boards, which will take the place of classroom meetings. Synchronous sessions will be recorded for students who are not able to attend the actual session. Students who are not able to attend the synchronous sessions will be asked to complete a short assignment related to the recorded session. Depending on their personal schedules, students may elect to take courses every term or wait for the next term to continue studies. Courses in the summer are also 8 weeks in length. If a student decides to take two courses during the summer session, they will overlap in the time frame.