Current as of: 08/04/2014
Degree Type: MS
Cyber Operations are defined as those actions taken to affect adversary information and information systems while defending one’s own information and information systems. Cyber Operations (CO) encompasses most of the technological aspects of Information Operations (IO). To support CO, professionals must be cognizant of the tools, techniques, and practices required in protecting these resources. At the technical level, CO encompasses multiple scientific disciplines required to ensure the security of critical infrastructures such as: computer and network defense, attack and exploitation cryptography, computer forensic, systems security engineering and operations, application software security, and threat and vulnerability assessments/analyses. Cyber Operations also encompasses managerial aspects such as: strategic and tactical planning for INFOSEC, managerial and engineering ethics, legalities, managerial roles and responsibilities, risk management, information assurance systems, and product acquisition.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Program Outcomes (POs)
School and Program Admission Requirements
Degree Required: BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Applicants with computer-oriented technical degrees in other fields may be considered. Some applicants may need to complete articulation requirements to address any weaknesses in their backgrounds. Students must possess the following background knowledge prior to fully engaging in the program: proficiency in software programming and code development; knowledge and application of data structures, computer architecture, and operating systems.
Mathematics Required: Differential and Integral Calculus
Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0
Core Courses (24 Hours)
Mathematics (4 Hours)
Cyber Operations Breadth (8 Hours)
Thesis (12 Hours)