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Master of Science in Cyber Technology

This program is designed to enable both traditional students and working adults to pursue graduate education in the field of cyber technology.

Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills needed to advance their career or perform a mid-career transition into cyber technology areas. The objective is to prepare students to work and study independently and collaboratively, to pursue academic career or professional career in industry, business, or government.

Graduates of this program will be able to  1) secure data using current software and hardware tools, and respond to threats that occur over the internet,  2) design and implement risk analysis, security policies, and damage assessment, 3) plan, implement and audit operating systems' security in a networked, multi-platform and cross platform environment,  and 4) provide contingency operations like administrative planning for incident response, disaster recovery, or business continuity planning within information security.

The Master of Science in Cyber Technology program offers two curricular options: research (thesis option) and professional (applied project option). The thesis option is designed for students interested in a career in cybersecurity research, possibly continuing toward a doctoral degree. The applied project option is designed to maximize the acquisition of advanced practical skills and a corresponding professional placement in industry or government.

To earn the Master of Science in Cyber Technology degree, a student must complete at least 30 credit hours including  CyberTech core courses, courses of area of concentration, project or thesis, and research techniques.

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Program Coordinator

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Dr. Shakil Akhtar

Professor/Graduate Coordinator of Computer Science and Information Technology

Department Phone
(678) 466 –4401