MS in Cybersecurity

DePaul University-International Study Centre, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,597

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
The MS in Cybersecurity is intended for students who wish to specialize in the security aspects of the Information Technology field.
This program educates professionals for the fast growing and wide ranging information security and cybersecurity markets by providing foundations in the theory of information security as well as knowledge needed to properly design, implement, and manage secured IT infrastructure and risks in an enterprise. Common career areas include Computer Forensics, Incident Response, Network Security Administration, Risk Assessment, and Web Development.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

 Entry requirements
 Postgraduate
 Standard GPP: 2-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 95
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 44-47
  • Pearson Versant NOT ACCEPTED
  • Duolingo 90
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

    Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended GGP
  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-43
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 3-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-36
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 4-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Curriculum Requirements
Introductory Courses
CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
CSC 402 Data Structures I
CSC 403 Data Structures II
CSC 406 Systems I
CSC 407 Systems II


Foundation Courses
Students must complete the following courses:
CSC 435 Distributed Systems I
SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development
NET 477 Network Security (Formerly TDC 477)
CSEC 440 Information Security Management (Formerly CNS 440)
CSEC 450 Digital Forensic Techniques (Formerly CNS 450)


Advanced Courses
CSC 439 Computer Security
Students must also complete 2 of the following courses:
CSC 440 Cryptology
SE 525 Software Security Architecture
SE 526 Software Security Assessment
NET 577 Network Security II (Formerly TDC 577)
Students must also complete 1 of the following courses (not counting courses taken to satisfy the requirements above):

CSEC 477 Governance Policies in Information Assurance (Formerly CNS 477)
CSC 440 Cryptology
SE 482 Requirements Engineering
SE 525 Software Security Architecture
SE 526 Software Security Assessment
SE 529 Software Risk Management
CSC 536 Distributed Systems II
CSC 557 Foundations of Computer Security
NET 577 Network Security II (Formerly TDC 577)


Major Elective Courses
Students must complete 4 credit hours from a CSEC label course in the range of 421 or higher or a course from the list of courses below.

DSC 423 Data Analysis and Regression
DSC 424 Advanced Data Analysis
DSC 433 Scripting for Data Analysis
CSC 436 Web Applications
CSC 438 Framework for Web Application Development
CSC 439 Computer Security
CSC 440 Cryptology
DSC 465 Data Visualization
DSC 478 Programming Machine Learning Applications
CSC 536 Distributed Systems II
CSC 557 Foundations of Computer Security
CSE 426 Cyber-Physical System Security
ECT 582 Secure Electronic Commerce
IS 444 IT Auditing
DSC 441 Fundamentals of Data Science
IS 482 Legal Responsibilities in Information Technology
IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
IS 506 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Management and Tactics
SE 433 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
SE 441 Continuous Delivery and Devops
SE 452 Object-Oriented Enterprise Computing
SE 482 Requirements Engineering
SE 525 Software Security Architecture
SE 526 Software Security Assessment
SE 529 Software Risk Management
NET 460 Foundations of Network Technologies (Formerly TDC 460)
NET 511 Telecommunications Practicum (Formerly TDC 511)
NET 560 Advanced Network Technologies and Design (Formerly TDC 560)
NET 562 Computer-Communication Network Design and Analysis (Formerly TDC 562)
NET 563 Protocols and Techniques for Data Networks (Formerly TDC 563)
NET 567 Telecommunication Systems Design and Management (Formerly TDC 567)
NET 568 Network Management (Formerly TDC 568)
NET 577 Network Security II (Formerly TDC 577)
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 8 credit hours from CDM open electives. Elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be chosen among CSC, CSEC, NET, SE, IS, ECT, IT, PM, IPD, HIT, HCI, and GAM courses.

Graduate

 Extended GGP (3 quarter) $22,269 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media)

 $24,921 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Standard GGP (2 quarter) $18,566 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) 

$21,212 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter

 Direct Admission (varies by program) $21,859 - $35,597 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $11,251 - $16,877 

Graduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $4,000

 Graduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $5,000 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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