Cybersecurity Graduate Program

Cybersecurity Graduate Program 

Stevens is recognized by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. Supporting this designation is the Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance, which fosters multi-disciplinary collaboration and acts as a catalyst for research, education, and entrepreneurship in information assurance and cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is a high-growth field currently experiencing a demand far greater than the supply of trained professionals available. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity requires a total of 30 graduate credits and has been designed specifically to train students for these high-demand careers protecting our complex information infrastructures, meeting both the needs of graduates as well as those in government and industry. The White House has reported that, in the coming years, as many as 30,000 new cybersecurity professionals are needed by the United States government alone. A complementary curriculum in both computational technologies and security administration is offered to produce competent graduates able to navigate a highly technical and fast-paced field.

GRE is Preferred for All Applicants

Core Course Requirements for Full Degree

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  Analysis of Algorithms      


CS 503  Discrete Mathematics for Cryptography      


CS 573  Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
CS 578  Privacy in a Networked World
CS 579  Foundations of Cryptography
CS 665  Network Forensics or CS 675 

Course Requirements for four-course Certificate Program

CS 503 Discrete Mathematics for Cryptography
CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World
CS 579 Foundations of Cryptography
CS 600 Advanced Algorithm Design and Implementation

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