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Degree Pathway, Master of Science in Security Studies - Cybersecurity Studies

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Science - Security Studies

All programs are 30 credits, consisting of 5 core courses (15 credits) and 5 electives (15 credits).
Core Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.5750Contemporary Security Studies3
CRIM.5780Intelligence Analysis: Policy and Practice3
CRIM.6680Scientific and Technical Dimensions of National Security3
CRIM.5910Research Design3
MSIT.5450                                         Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program3
Required Electives for Cybersecurity Studies
Course #Course NameCr.
Total6
CRIM.6580Issues in Computer Crime and Cybersecurity3
MSIT.5610Computer Network Security3

Electives for Cybersecurity Studies (choose 3 from online or on-campus)

The following online courses are offered within the MS in Information Technology program, and can be used to fulfill requirements in the Cybersecurity concentration of the MS in Security Studies program. Enrollment in these courses requires an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or comparable academic or professional background. Please contact the course instructor for permission to enroll.

ONLINE
Course #Course NameCr.
Total9
MSIT.5140Systems Security and Auditing3
MSIT.5620Digital Forensics3
MSIT.5110Network and Systems Administration3
MSIT.5630Secure Mobile Networks3
MSIT.5190Virtual Systems3
MSIT.5600Network Infrastructures3
MSIT.5650Could Computing3
MSIT.5660Advanced Cloud Computing3
MSIT.5410Information Security, Privacy and regulatory Compliance3
MSIT.5430Intrusion Detection Systems3

The following courses are offered on campus within the MS in Computer Science program can be used to fulfill requirements in the Cybersecurity concentration of the MS in Security Studies program. Enrollment in these courses requires an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or comparable academic or professional background. Please contact the course instructor for permission to enroll.

ON-CAMPUS
Course #Course NameCr.
Total9
MSIT.5140Systems Security and Auditing3
MSIT.5130Internet and Web Systems I3
MSIT.5140Internet and Web Systems II3
COMP.5150Operating Systems I 3
MSIT.5160Operating Systems II3
COMP.6610Advanced Topics in Network Security3
MSIT.5110Network and Systems Administration3
EECE.5830Network Design: Principles, Protocols and Applications3
MSIT.5410Information Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance3

Other graduate-level electives taken at UMass Lowell or at other campuses of the University of Massachusetts may also count toward the five electives, based on approval of the Program Director and Graduate Faculty Group.

Total credits: 30

Last updated 6/13/2022