Master of Science

The Master of Science in Systems Security Engineering leverages the capabilities of Stevens Institute of Technology, to offer a unique, cutting-edge 30-credit program that combines education in cyber security technology with courses in technology governance to create a more holistic experience that is consistent with the real-world environment. As such, the program is hands-on, with a strong laboratory component, making it particularly well suited for professionals currently working or aspiring to work in cyber security and its related fields. This unique program by one of the foremost technological institutions in the United States will provide experienced professionals with the edge needed to excel in the increasingly complex and exciting world of systems security.

Master of Science consists of 10 courses (equivalent to 30 credits). Additionally, at least 3 credits and up to 6 credits, must be applied towards a thesis or a project. An undergraduate degree in engineering or related disciplines with a "B" average or better from an accredited college or university is generally required for graduate study in our Master of Science. Outstanding applicants in other areas may be conditionally admitted subject to the satisfactory completion of several ramp courses or introductory courses within the specific program. 

Doctoral Program

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to develop your ability to perform research or high-level design in systems engineering.  The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Systems Engineering, with optional concentrations in Systems Security Engineering, Space Systems Engineering and Software Engineering.  Students are encouraged to meet every semester with members of their Dissertation Advisory (DAC) to collect feedback and keep them abreast of their progress.  The Ph.D. program consists of 54 credits, post Master's and minimum 15 research credits. A maximum of six years is allowed for the completion of the degree.  For more details on the doctoral program, please visit our Doctoral Studies page.

Graduate Certificates

The School of Systems & Enterprises offers many four course, 12-credit Graduate Certificate programs geared to practitioners and students who:

  • Are interested in improving their current skills and technical competencies,
  • Are considering new career paths within industry,
  • Have been out of school for sometime, and want to resume their studies without committing to a full 30-credit master's degree program, or
  • Already hold an advanced degree, but wish to continue their studies in a new or related area.

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Security Engineering is relevant for professionals with undergraduate technical degrees or with advanced degrees in other fields who wish to complement their existing knowledge and skills base with training in cybersecurity from a systems engineering and architecture perspective. The program integrates topics in security requirements, secure system architecture, security system engineering, technology governance and information assurance in order to provide a systems perspective on security issues. These issues span the lifecycle of secure systems and are encountered via both classroom instruction and hands-on assignments intended to accelerate the student experience in the field of systems security. 

Credits earned in a graduate certificate can be applied toward a master's degree. For a complete listing of Graduate Certificates, click here.


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