The goal of the Master of Science in Cyber Security program is to provide the graduate with a solid foundation in the technology and practice of cyber security to be well prepared for careers in high demand areas of cyber security. It provides practical experience in strategies of prevention and detection of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, as well as responding to and recovering from cyber attacks, hacking, trojan horses, malware, and ransomware. The psychology of hacking and the human elements in cyber security are addressed along with the basics of cyber crime investigation and digital forensics.
THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
• MAKING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS
• CRITICAL THINKING
Students with an accredited undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems, or other related field, may be deemed to have acquired competency in the core areas. All the courses must have been passed with a grade of C or better. Students with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field are required to demonstrate competency in the IT core areas. Competency can be demonstrated by completing necessary coursework prior to beginning graduate studies at Stratford University, by completing the appropriate bridge courses offered through the Stratford University on-campus or online program, or through Prior Learning Assessment.
CIS390– Basic Computer Technology, Applications, and Security Bridge
CIS391– Server/OS, Relational Databases, and Software Security Bridge
CIS392– Networking Bridge
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBER SECURITY
In this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. Students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. These optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.