Master of Science (MS) in Cyber and Information Security
Capitol Technology University
301.369.2800 or 1.800.950.1992
11301 Springfield Road Laurel, MD 20708
Cybersecurity students are expected to have a background in computer information systems, computer networking, telecommunications, information technology, network security, or computer science. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of servers, routers, hubs, switches, TCP-IP, etc. CCNS, Security+, SSCP, or CISSP certifications provide an excellent foundation for preparation, but are not required.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity - 36-39 credits
Required Courses - 24-27 credits
IAE-500 Introduction to Information Assurance*
CS-620 Operating System Principles for Information Assurance**
IAE-671 Legal Aspects of Computer Security and Information Privacy
IAE-675 Computer Forensics and Incident Handling
IAE-677 Malicious Software
IAE-679 Vulnerability Mitigation
IAE-680 Perimeter Protection
IAE-682 Internal Protection
IAE-685 Principles of Cyber Security
IAE-674 Security Risk Management (should be taken after IAE-680)
Elective Courses - 12 credits**
Choose any combination of three or four courses from the following list of electives.
Information Assurance Electives
IAE-611 Wireless Security
IAE-620 Mobile Device Forensics
IAE-621 Applied Wireless Network Security
IAE-630 SCADA Networks and ICS Security
IAE-640 Access and Identity Management
IAE-673 Secure Information Transfer and Storage
IAE-684 Complementary Security
CS-713 Design of Cloud Networks and Services
IAE-690 Healthcare Info System Security
IAE-692 Mobile Medical Dev/Application Sec
Project Management and Writing Practicum Electives
MBA-540 Managerial Economics
MBA-646 Federal Contract Project Management
MBA-510 Analytics and Decision Analysis
MBA-515 Applied Stats & Vis for Analytics
MBA-520 Big Data Warehousing & Analytic Sys
MBA-540 Web Analytics
*Students who can demonstrate knowledge of information assurance topics at an undergraduate level either through undergraduate transcripts, certifications, or work experience may have IAE500 waived with appropriate documentation which is evaluated at the time of admission.
**Students who can demonstrate knowledge of the UNIX operating system and C programming language may request that an appropriate elective be used to substitute for CS-620 by contacting the department chair. Students are encouraged to substitute IAE-621 or 673 if this course is waived or not taken.
Please check with an Academic Advisor to confirm degree requirements and program electives.