Cybersecurity Track

We live in an increasingly connected world, with systems from supercomputers to toasters and every imaginable system in-between now existing in cyberspace. The flow and availability of information has led to numerous advancements in science, medicine, engineering, and even in such diverse fields as politics, social interactions, psychology and communication. But with these advances comes the realization that keeping these spaces and the information they provide safe, secure and accurate is an ever increasing and challenging task.

With this in mind, the professional MS program in Cybersecurity at the University of Miami provides the foundation for those who want to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in Cybersecurity. The program is open to both entry level graduate students who want to pursue a career in CyberSecurity as well as for professionals who have responsibilities in information security fields and want to further their knowledge and skills.

The degree focuses on establishing fundamentals in Information Security, Information Assurance, and Cryptography with emphasis on hands-on instruction resulting in a final capstone project. Additional focus areas include Communication Networks, Cyber Attacks and Defenses, Digital Forensics, and Legal, Ethical, Political and Policy Issues. Students can also branch out into diverse areas including medical, business, informatics, big-data, analytics, etc.

General Requirements

An integrated program with a minimum of 30 credit hours with an average grade of B or better and no grade below C. At least 12 of the course credit hours must be at the 700 level.

A 3 credit hour graduating project is required.

Required Courses – 12 Credits (9 credits 600-level, 3 credits 700-level)

ECE 676 Internet and Intranet Security

CSC 609 Data Security and Cryptography / MTH 709. Data Security and Cryptography

ECE 673 Information Assurance (NEW)

ECE 785 Advanced Problems in Cybersecurity (Capstone Course, Topics vary) (NEW)

Electives – 18 credits (9 credits 600-level, 9 credits 700-level)

ECE 633 Random Signals and Noise

ECE 634 Communication Networks

ECE 674 Agent Technology

ECE 675 Digital Forensics (NEW)

ECE 677 Data Mining

ECE 678 Network Security – Cyber Attacks and Defenses (NEW)

ECE 753. Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks

ECE 756 Information Theory (currently not offered)

CSC 632 Introduction to Parallel Computing

CSC 732 Parallel Algorithms

 Additional Elective Course Areas:

Legal Issues (Digital Evidence and Analysis, Privacy, Legal Response/Responsibilities, Policies)

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