Master of Science in Computer Science - Cybersecurity Engineering

Cybersecurity has never been more important to organizations in both the public and private sectors. The Master of Science in Computer Science degree with a concentration in Cybersecurity Engineering from Colorado Technical University can help you prepare to develop security policies and procedures to protect valuable data, networks and devices.

The Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity Engineering at CTU:

  • The MSCS-CSE curriculum was acknowledged by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency as mapping to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units.
  • For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

CTU helps adult students succeed with flexible online courses that accommodate busy schedules. Learn more about the program below. Or speak to an advisor by filling out the form to the right.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021**

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS627 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
    CS630 Modern Operating Systems 4
    CS635 Computer Networking 4
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS660 Database Systems 4
    CS672 Systems Engineering Methods 4
    CS698 Computer Science Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS631 Digital Forensics 4
    CS652 Operating Systems Security 4
    CS653 Network Security 4
    CS654 Security Management 4
    CS661 Software Information Assurance 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is designed to provide technical depth in computer science and in the three concentration areas—software engineering, security and database management systems. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. In addition, the student must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java, such as is provided by CS215 or IT215. Students who have the required background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are highly encouraged to take MATH501. Students who have the required background but need to refresh some of their computer science skills are highly encouraged to take CS500. 

    National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

    This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

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**CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs