Dec 07, 2022
Rick DiRubbo, Director of Online Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org
The global electrical power grid, financial services, and other critical infrastructure are inextricably dependent on robust cybersecurity to ensure security trust, and system assurance. The explosion in the Internet of Things domain is increasing connectedness amongst devices and the need for securing the resulting data is paramount in today’s world. Syracuse University’s M.S. in Cybersecurity program is designed to address this national and global need.
Syracuse University has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will be able to:
- identify and analyze vulnerabilities in systems;
- assess the risks faced by systems;
- develop countermeasures to remedy risks;
- develop systems that are secure
- deliver software components or systems that have verifiable assurance properties.
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field from an STEM field with a strong mathematics background from an accredited institution, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Core competency in Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Data Structures, Computer Organization, and knowledge of programming languages (C, C++, Java, etc.) is preferred.
- For international students: TOEFL computer-based score of 223 (Internet-based score 85; paper-based score 563) or better;
- grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or better.
Learn More About the Online Cybersecurity Program
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of courses, consisting of 15 credits of core, 9 credits of technical cybersecurity electives, and 6 credits in CIS/CSE courses at 600 level or higher, as described below:
Candidates are required to complete the final examinations in all core courses with an average grade of B- or better.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Up to 9 credits may be transferred from other schools, upon evaluation of details by the program director or department chair.
Part-time study may be permitted, but the program must be completed within four years from the date of admission into the program.
A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program or else matriculation may be terminated.