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Cybersecurity Ph.D.

Application Requirements for Cybersecurity Ph.D.

Cybersecurity Degree Flowchart

Cybersecurity Course Checklist

Degree Requirements

  • COMPUT 601 – Introduction to Graduate Studies (1 credit)

Required Core Courses (9 credits):

  • CS 546 – Computer Security
  • CS 575 – Software Security OR CS – 622 Advanced Network Security
  • One (1) of the following:
      • CS 567 – Applied Cryptography
      • MATH 508 – Advanced Asymmetric Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
      • MATH 509 – Symmetric Key Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Elective Courses (19 credits):

  • Must be approved by the supervisory committee and Computing Program directors. Pre-approved electives and specific requirements are given in the student handbook

Comprehensive Exam (1 credit):

  • COMPUT 691 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)

Dissertation (30 credits):

  • COMPUT 693 Dissertation (30 credits)

Total Credits: 60