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Program Requirements

Post Bachelors Course Requirements

  • IT 530 Computer Security
  • IT 535 Advanced Computer Security (Prerequisite: IT 530) 
  • IT 537 Digital Forensics and Incident Response (Prerequisite: IT 530) 
  • IT 557 Monitoring, Auditing and Penetration Testing
  • IT 560 Cryptography (Prerequisite: IT 530) 
  • IT 567 Global Cybersecurity
  • IT 570 Cybersecurity Law, Policy, Ethics and Compliance)
  • IT 575 Information Security Management
  • IT 577 Human Factors in Cybersecurity 
  • IT 580 Technology Leadership or IT585 Managing Technical People or MSC545 Project Management 
  • IT 587 Cybersecurity Systems: Certification and Accreditation OR IT590 Topics in Information Security
  • IT 670 Computer Network Defense 
  • IT 727 Managing Cybersecurity Risk
  • IT 737 Securing the Evolving Technology Infrastructure
  • IT 747 Cybersecurity in the System's Lifecycle
  • IT 757 Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • IT 767 Workforce Development: Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Certification
  • IT 777 Malware Analysis
  • IT 800 Beginning Applied Research in Cybersecurity
  • IT 810 Applied Research Topics and Methods in Cybersecurity (Prerequisite: IT 800)
  • IT 820 Applied Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs (Prerequisite: IT810) 
  • IT 830 Applied Research: The Dissertation Proposal (Prerequisite: IT 820) (new)
  • IT 840 Applied Research: Dissertation Data Collection and Analysis (Prerequisite:  IT 830)
  • IT 850 Applied Research: Dissertation and Oral Defense (Prerequisite:  IT840) 
Note: Students entering the program must demonstrate knowledge in computer networking through education, training, or work experience. Students with no such background will be required to take a prerequisite course IT 520 Enterprise, Infrastructure, and Networks before taking IT 530 Computer Security. 

Post Masters Course Requirements

  • IT 727 Managing Cybersecurity Risk
  • IT 737 Securing the Evolving Technology Infrastructure
  • IT 747 Cybersecurity in the System's Lifecycle
  • IT 757 Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • IT 767 Workforce Development: Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Certification
  • IT 777 Malware Analysis
  • IT 800 Beginning Applied Research in Cybersecurity
  • IT 810 Applied Research Topics and Methods in Cybersecurity (Prerequisite: IT 800)
  • IT 820 Applied Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs (Prerequisite: IT810) 
  • IT 830 Applied Research: The Dissertation Proposal (Prerequisite: IT 820) (new)
  • IT 840 Applied Research: Dissertation Data Collection and Analysis (Prerequisite:  IT 830)
  • IT 850 Applied Research: Dissertation and Oral Defense (Prerequisite:  IT840) 

Residency Requirements:

Students must apply for residency to ensure that they benefit and contribute to the full-spectrum of educational and professional opportunities provided by the university.  To establish residency, the student should interact with faculty and peers by regular participating in class (online or in the classroom), attending professional events sponsored by the university or other institutions, and actively using the university’s library resources.
The doctoral residency requirements may be satisfied only after admission into the doctoral program and completion of 18 semester credit hours of doctoral level courses for at least 3 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, and summer).

Candidacy Requirements:

Students must then apply for candidacy in the D.Sc. in cybersecurity program. They can do so after they have completed 24 credits of the 700 and 800 level courses and have met the following requirements:
  • Achieved a minimum average grade point average of 3.5 or passed a comprehensive exam;
  • Submitted documentation verifying a professional paper was presented at a professional event;
  • Completed at least 2 service commitments involving increasing the cybersecurity knowledge and expertise in the community; and
  • Formed a dissertation committee.
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