Program Structure

The program of study of a Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations (MS CYSO) degree includes advanced courses in computer security that are selected according to the goals of the student. The program of study includes a thesis option, a professional project option, or courses-only option

Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations - Thesis

Major Required Courses
CSE 8011 Graduate Seminar 1
CSE 6243 Information and Computer Security 3
CSE 6173 Cryptography 3
CSE 6383 Network Security 3
Concentration: Cyber Defense
BIS 6113 Business Information Systems Security Management 3
CSE 6273 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
Advanced Cyber Defense electives 9
Concentration: Cyber Operations
CSE 6363 Software Reverse Engineering 3
CSE 8753/ECE 8823 Wireless Networks 3
Advanced Cyber Operations electives 9
CSE 8000 Thesis Research/Thesis in Computer Science and Engineering 6
Total Hours 31

Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations – Non-Thesis

Major Required Courses
CSE 8011 Graduate Seminar 1
CSE 6243 Information and Computer Security 3
CSE 6173 Cryptography 3
CSE 6383 Network Security 3
Concentration: Cyber Defense
BIS 6113 Business Information Systems Security Management 3
CSE 6273 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
Advanced Cyber Defense electives 9
Concentration: Cyber Operations
CSE 6363 Software Reverse Engineering 3
CSE 8753/ECE 8823 Wireless Networks 3
Advanced Cyber Operations electives 9
Non-Thesis Option: 6 hours of CSE or ECE electives 6
Total Hours 31