Degree Requirements

MSCM Core Courses – 21 Credits
  • IS 6410 Systems Analysis & Design (3)
  • IS 6570 Cybersecurity Management (3) Required Co-requisite: IS 6640
  • IS 6572 Secure Network Operations (3) Prerequisite: IS 6570
  • IS 6573 Vulnerability Management (3) Prerequisite: IS 6570
  • IS 6574 Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance (3) Prerequisite: IS 6570
  • IS 6640 Networking & Servers (3)
  • IS 6850 Capstone Project (1) 3 semesters required: Career, Initiation, Completion (certificates)
    • IS 3821 Career
    • IS 6822 Initiation
    • IS 3823 Completion

Students who are new to cybersecurity will benefit from gaining an introductory background to IS before starting the program. 

*There are many free and inexpensive courses that will meet this need.  This Free online CLEP Information Systems course offered by Modern States Education Alliance is one option.

MSCM Electives by Area of Focus – 9 Credits

Students choose nine credit hours from the lists below. Students are not required to choose an area of focus and have the option to choose courses from any concentration to meet the elective requirements.

Data

  • IS 6420 Database Theory & Design (3)
  • IS 6480 Data Warehousing (3)  Prerequisite: IS 6420
  • IS 6481 Business Intelligence & Analytics (3)
  • IS 6482 Introduction to Data Mining (3)
  • IS 6483 Adv. Data Mining (3) Prerequisite: IS 6482
  • CS 6140 Data Mining (3)
  • CS 6340 Natural Language Processing (3) Prerequisite: CS 3505/3100
  • CS 6350 Machine Learning (3) Prerequisite: CS 3505

Leadership

  • OSC 6660 Project Management (3)
  • IS 6850 Product Management (3)
  • IS 6850 IT Leadership and Strategy (3)
  • MGT 6540 Business Ethics (3)
  • MGT 6051 Managing and Leading in Organizations (3)

Technical

  • IS 6465 Web Based Applications (3)
  • IS 6484 Advanced Data Management (3) Prerequisite: IS 6420/6640
  • IS 6571 IT Forensics (3)
  • IS 6641 Cloud Computing (3) Prerequisite:  IS 6640
  • CS 6956 Software Security (3)
  • CS 6490 Network Security (3) Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
View Course Descriptions in University Course Catalog