The IT & Cybersecurity Program offers a Masters Degree program. The program is ideal for IT&C professionals and those who have recently completed a technical undergraduate degree who are anxious to delve deep into a specific area of IT&C. Recent graduates often qualify for new positions making 20k more per year or go on to PhD programs at top Universities.
Master's students work closely with a faculty advisor and committee members to complete a thesis, which is based on original research. In all, students must take 30 credit hours including 6 thesis hours and 24 hours of elective credits, including at least 12 credits from IT&C upper-level courses (500 or 600 level). Students often fill some elective credits with appropriate technical and leadership graduate courses from across campus in departments such as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, and Instructional Psychology & Technology.
The program is highly flexible and IT&C graduate courses are offered in the daytime and evening. A GPA above a 3.0, above average GRE scores, and an appropriate technical background are required for admission. Significant scholarship funds are available for graduate student tuition, as well as travel funds to present research. Interested students are encouraged to speak with an IT&C faculty member in their area of expertise or the Graduate Coordinator.
Advisor: Barry Lunt
Those qualifying for this specialization prepare for Information Technology and Cybersecurity leadership positions in an organization of their choice. The curriculum addresses the many applications and developments of IT&C, focusing on those in science, engineering, and technology. The MS degree is awarded to students who have mastered a professional level of education in core and related areas of information technologies and/or cybersecurity.
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