Master of Science in Network and Computer Security
The Master of Science in Network and Computer Security offers students a cutting-edge curriculum in the field of cybersecurity focusing on practical security issues in networking and computing. The program has been developed in conjunction with local experts in both industry and government.
The program is designed for students who have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in network and computer security, computer science or systems, electrical engineering or a related field; however, students without a background in one of these areas may enter the program by completing appropriate pre-requisite coursework under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students with appropriate professional experience in information technology may also be eligible for program admission
The program accommodates both a full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program within an 18 month period. Part-time completion will vary based on the total number of credits taken each term. A program of study will be developed with the program coordinator which responds to student needs and the department’s plan for course scheduling.
To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Network and Computer Security program must possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in network and computer security, computer science, computer information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field. In addition, calculus I or equivalent is required, and undergraduate coursework or professional experience in each of the following areas is recommended: statistics, Unix, operating systems, data networking, C programming, and discrete math. Applicants must general have an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
A GRE General Test score of at least 1,200 over the verbal and quantitative reasoning portions of the exam is generally required for consideration. For international students requiring the TOEFL or IELTS, the GRE score requirement is at least a 680 on the quantitative portion of the exam.
For applicants taking the GRE Revised General Test after August 1, 2011, scores presented must fall within approximately the same GRE percentile performance as those who took the exam prior to this date. International applicants will require a quantitative score of at least 153 on the Revised General Test.
Applicants not meeting the above admission criteria will be considered on an individual basis.
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Last updated January 25, 2018