Graduate Cyber Security
Alberto La Cava, Ph.D., Director, M.S. in Cyber Security
The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is a 30 credit hour program designed for working professional and full-time and part-time students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the field of cyber security and information assurance. The degree will provide students with the knowledge and practice to understand cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, and to be able to help defend computer systems against cyber-attacks. A capstone experience is included for students to work in teams to build and launch a cyber security start-up company.
The program is offered in the evening on a trimester schedule and designed for both full-time and part-time study at the main campus in Jersey City. Courses are offered in the classroom, online, and hybrid.
The degree requires 30 semester hour credits. A capstone course is taken the final trimester of coursework. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to carry out in depth research on a specified topic in cyber security. The student's project, which is to work in teams to build and launch a cyber security start-up company, reflects the integration and application of the cyber security knowledge gained over the course of the program.
Graduate Internship Requirement
Completion of a graduate internship related to Cyber Security, minimum of six months, is required for all students except; those who have 3+ years of professional work experience; those with full-time employment during the length of the program; and those who are participating in the exchange program. The graduate internship must start in the first semester of classes. Please consult your program advisor to determine if it is possible to obtain a waiver. There are opportunities to work in the University Cyber Security Center as a Group Leader or Analyst.
The Director of the program assigns a full-time academic advisor from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences to every candidate.
A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Program Director. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Program Director will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years. By federal regulation, F-1 International students must enroll as full-time students, so their time to completion will be considerably shorter.
Curriculum - Master of Science in Cyber Security (30 Credit Requirement)
|CY-510||Cyber Security and Risk Management||3|
|CY-520||Cyber Security Legal Aspects and Ethic Concerns||3|
|CY-540||International Telecommunications Network||3|
|CY-550||Mobile Computing and Wireless||3|
|CY-610||Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing||3|
|CY-620||Malware Analysis and Defense||3|
|CY-630||Disaster Recovery for Cyber Security||3|
|CY-635||Advanced Research in Cyber Security||3|
|CY-640||Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics||3|
|CY-650||Cyber Security Capstone||3|