The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy is a current state-of-the-art program developed and delivered by faculty in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as outside experts in specialty areas.
This 30-credit online program is tailored toward working professionals and includes a two-part capstone course sequence following completion of the specialization courses. Capstone projects are expected to allow students to more deeply explore challenges from their respective work sites or issues endemic to their careers in a scholarly way. Though not all capstones will culminate in published research, the expectation is that these projects will be publishable in either scholarly journals or at conferences.
With the degree, graduates can explore careers in cyber and information security, risk analysis, incident response, detection, project management, policy development, and related fields. As cyber threats become more prevalent, opportunities in government entities, defense contractors, and private corporations will grow.
The curriculum is composed of 10 three-credit courses, including a six-credit common core, 12 credits of specialized cybersecurity courses, six credits of capstone courses, and six credits of electives. The degree is a total of 30 credits.
|CMP/HSR 521||The Internet, Security, and Governance||3|
|RSCH 670||Research Methods and Statistics||3|
|CMP 524||The Practice of Cybersecurity||3|
|CMP 525||Security Engineering and Management||3|
|CMP 636||Policy and Law in Cyberspace||3|
|CMP 647||Emerging Topics in Cybersecurity||3|
6 credits in total; see advisor for elective course options.
|CMP 690||Capstone I||3|
|CMP 692||Capstone II||3|