Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Cybersecurity & Operations, MS


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The Master of Science in Cybersecurity & Operations degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, and offers thesis and non-thesis options. All students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours from eligible 6000-level courses. 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MS Cybersecurity & Operations

1

Students will demonstrate conceptual understanding of the cyber domain with respect to technology, threats, actors and risk.

2

Students will demonstrate understanding of the essential legal and ethical code of conduct requirements for cyber professionals.

3

Students will demonstrate essential-to-intermediate hands-on cyber skills in cyber defense and operations.

4

Students will demonstrate practical skills working in small teams to accomplish cyber defense and operations tasks.

5

Students will demonstrate effective written presentation skills to produce effective informative reports of cyber engagements to management and IT personnel.

6

[Research Track] Students will demonstrate effective cyber research skills by successfully formulating and completing at least one piece of cyber research.. 

Prerequisites


To enter the program, a student must have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree recognized by the University of New Orleans. A student must have successfully completed the following three UNO courses or their equivalent at another institution.

Supporting Courses


Up to 12 credits maximum.

Students who have taken for credit the corresponding undergraduate courses at UNO or the equivalent at institution cannot take the corresponding 5000-level section for credit towards the degree.

Core Cybersecurity Courses


12 credits minimum required.

Breadth Courses (6000-level) SYSTEMS


Students can take up to five 6000-level courses (15 credit hours) towards satisfying the degree requirements from the two categories of Breadth Courses, SYSTEMS and ALGORITHMS.

If two or three Breadth courses are taken, then at least one of each of the two categories must be present.

If four or five Breadth courses are taken, then at least two of each of the two categories must be present. 

Breadth Courses (6000-level) ALGORITHMS


Students can take up to five 6000-level courses (15 credit hours) towards satisfying the degree requirements from the two categories of Breadth Courses, SYSTEMS and ALGORITHMS.

If two or three Breadth courses are taken, then at least one of each of the two categories must be present.

If four or five Breadth courses are taken, then at least two of each of the two categories must be present. 

Thesis Option (Research track)


6 credits of CSCI 7000   Thesis Research (at most 3 credits per semester) working with a faculty advisor on a research problem in cybersecurity in lieu of two elective courses. Thesis-option students still must complete at least five 6000-level eleigible courses. 

Non-thesis Option (Professional track)


Non-thesis students must complete at least seven cybersecurity courses from the CORE and SUPPORTING categories, as listed below. CSCI 7000   Thesis Research cannot be used to satisfy the credit requirements of the non-thesis option.

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