M.S. in Cybersecurity

M.S. in Cybersecurity

The MS in Cybersecurity is a credential for high-end security professionals who seek both deep technical skills and an appreciation of the organizational, social, management and legal aspects of security and privacy.

Core Courses

If you have already taken courses in operating systems and/or algorithms, then with the permission of the graduate advisor you may substitute elective courses instead. You may also substitute an elective for the course in discrete mathematics for cryptography, with the permission of the graduate advisor, if you already have sufficient mathematical background.

Computer Science CS 520  Operating Systems
 CS 600  Advanced Algorithm Analysis and Design
  
Mathematics CS 503  Discrete Mathematics for Cryptography
  
Cybersecurity CS 573  Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
 CS 578  Privacy in a Networked World
 CS 579  Foundations of Cryptography
 CS 665  Network Forensics or CS 675 Threats Exploits and Countermeasures

Elective Courses

Other electives may be allowed, subject to the permission of the graduate advisor.

CybersecurityCS 693  Cryptographic Protocols
 CS 594  Enterprise Security and Information Assurance
 CS 615  Systems Administration
 NIS 584  Wireless Systems Security
 CS 665  Network Forensics or CS 675 Threats Exploits and Countermeasures
  
Systems CS 615  Systems Administration
 CS 521  TCP/IP Networking
 CS 522  Mobile Systems and Applications
 CS 669  Network Management
  
Enterprise Computing CS 548  Enterprise Software Architecture and Design
 CS 549  Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing
 CS 561  Database Management Systems I
  
ManagementMGT 662  Legal Issues for the IT Professional
 TM 675  Risk Analysis and Economics of Security

* The following Sample Study Plans are only suggestions and are subject to specific offerings

Sample Study Plan
 FallSpring
Year 1CS 503 Discrete Math for Crypto 
CS 600 Adv. Algorithms A & D
CS 573 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 
 
CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World
CS 579 Foundations of Crypto
TM 675 Risk Analysis and Economics of Security
Year 2CS 520 Operating Systems 
CS 693 Crypto Protocols 
CS 615 Systems Administration
CS 665 Network Forensics

Sample Study Plan
 FallSpringSummer
Year 1CS 503 Discrete Math for Crypto 
CS 600 Adv. Algorithms A & D
 
CS 615 Systems Administration
CS 579 Foundations of Crypto
 
CS 561 Database Mgmt Systems I
Year 2CS 520 Operating Systems 
CS 693 Crypto Protocols 
 
CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World
CS 675 Threats Exploits and Countermeasures
TM 675 Risk Analysis and Economics of Security

Sample Study Plan
FallSpringSummer
CS 503 Discrete Math for Crypto 
CS 600 Adv. Algorithms A & D 
CS 520 Operating Systems 
CS 573 Fund of Cybersecurity
CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World 
CS 579 Foundations of Crypto
CS 615 Systems Administration
CS 675 Threats Exploits and Countermeasures
CS 561 Database Mgmt Systems I
TM 675 Risk Analysis and Economics of Security

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@stevens.edu.

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.