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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Cyber Security, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

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An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related discipline. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  • A 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • At least 9 hours of mathematics and statistics at the level of calculus and above.
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam 

Upon the recommendation of the Graduate Dean, students who fail to meet all the above requirements may be admitted conditionally, pending removal of deficiencies. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must submit a TOEFL score of at least 85 on the internet-based exam. Non-English-speaking students may substitute a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS examination for the TOEFL.


A student who has been fully admitted to the Graduate School should meet with the graduate program advisor of the Cyber Security program to plan a program through to the completion of the degree requirements. This program is subject to change by mutual consent, but a current version remains on file. The core requirements for the master’s degree include at least six courses at the 7000+ level, subject to approval of the graduate program advisor and in accordance with the following curricular framework. A maximum of 9 hours may be independent study.

Each student must complete 30 credit hours, including up to a three-credit-hour master’s report. Up to 6 hours may be non-computer science courses subject to the approval of the graduate advisor.

The courses needed to meet the core requirements are chosen by the student from the list of graduate and approved undergraduate courses listed below. Other courses may be selected subject to approval of the graduate program advisor.

Cyber Security Core (6 Hours)

Electives (9 hours)

Courses selected to fulfill this requirement may include up to three credit hours of master’s report: CS 7911-3 .

May include up to 6 hours of non-computer science graduate courses subject to the approval of the graduate advisor.  

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