This program works to provide students with a thorough grounding in the technology and practice of cybersecurity. The program focuses on development of career professionals wishing to document their skillset, develop their skills in this arena, or improve on their security skill set related to technology. Ideal candidates have some technical background or are willing to pursue study prior to beginning the program to develop their technology background. The program is designed around industry certs and standards and shall provide a diverse background leading to entry level careers (for those transitioning from other areas) and career advancement (for those with prior background in technology). The program is taught online using virtual environments to support simulation and analysis of operating systems. Theory and practice are both considered critical components of the program. Students shall complete a limited on site matriculation for a capstone project and a thesis demonstrating research capabilities.
Students should submit an application to the University which includes copies of transcripts (which include: clear indication of the receipt of an undergraduate degree; indication of completion of 2 computer programming courses and two networking courses within the last 10 years or a plan to complete these courses as a deficiency; and a copy of a local BCI (or equivalent document; BCI documents can normally be obtained from a local police agency or other State of Federal institution, assistance from RWU may be obtained for this portion of the application if necessary).
Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity
|CJS||542||Digital Forensics I|
|CJS||545||Law for Forensics Professionals|
|SEC||600||CyberSecurity Essentials I|
|SEC||605||Auditing of Networking, Security, and Technology|
|SEC||615||Intrusion Detection: Firewalling and Defense|
|SEC||620||Malware: Analysis and Malicious Software|
|SEC||625||Pen Testing and Incident Response|
|SEC||630||CyberIntelligence and Cybersecurity|
|One Elective from SEC 500 or 600 courses (or other approved elective)|
|SEC||650||Cybersecurity Research and Thesis|
Offered with the RWU School of Law.
Students interested in completing the dual degree program must complete the following process to be considered for the M.S. Cybersecurity/J.D. dual degree program:
Course Requirements for the M.S. Cybersecurity/J.D. Dual Degree Program
Students in the dual degree program complete six courses (18 credits) in the Cybersecurity program and receive four transfer courses (12 credits) from the J.D. program to complete the requirements for the M.S. Cybersecurity degree.
The following six (6) core courses are required in the Cybersecurity program to fulfill dual degree requirements:
|CJS||542||Digital Forensics I *|
|SEC||500||Introduction to Cybersecurity|
|SEC||600||Cybersecurity Essentials I *|
|SEC||605||Auditing of Networking, Security and Technology *|
|SEC||630||Cyberintelligence and Cybersecurity *|
|SEC||630||Cybersecurity Research and Thesis|
* Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are counted as elective credit toward the J.D. program for dual degree students, provided that all four are taken after admission and subsequent enrollment in the J.D. program.
Four (4) of the following courses (12 credits) may be transferred from the J.D. program to fulfill the remaining requirements of the M.S. Cybersecurity program. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better for courses to count toward the M.S. Cybersecurity program.
|LAW||627||Criminal Procedure: Investigation|
|LAW||760||Constitutional Law II|
|Two of the following courses:|
|LAW||797||Corporate Counsel Externship & Corporate Counsel Seminar|