The Graduate Cyber Operations (GCO) program is a six-quarter, 18-month, resident program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in Cyber Operations. The GCO program focuses on Computer Network Operations (CNO) emphasizing both offensive and defensive measures and countermeasures. Students normally enter this program in September and graduate 18 months later in March. For military students, the Graduate of Cyber Operations program satisfies the 0CYC Academic Specialty Code requirements. These courses cover a wide range of IA-related topics to include: computer networking advanced and distributed operating systems, data security, along with principles and best practices for protecting vital information resources.