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In ITU’s M.S. Information and Cybersecurity program, you’ll gain in-demand knowledge and skills that are critical to protecting sensitive government and business information. The curriculum gives you the technical expertise needed to take on a diverse range of industry-specific challenges, going far more in-depth than the thousands of cyber training courses being offered elsewhere. You’ll graduate with the ability to develop complex security solutions from the ground up.

As an ITU computer science student, you can:
  • Get hands-on research experience in embedded systems, green energy, AI robotics, and more
  • Learn from instructors who come from industry-leading companies like ARM, Fujitsu, and Intel, and receive insider insight into the latest trends
  • Gain global perspective in current research developments through our unique partnerships with schools around the world, like Peking University in China
  • Be part of a STEM program designed to teach students the skills required to thrive in Silicon Valley’s ever-evolving tech sector

Admission Requirments

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Proof of English proficiency:* All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take an English proficiency test.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program

* U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.

Here are our program learning outcomes:
  • Secure organizations’ on-premise and cloudbased computing resources
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of IS techniques to provide leadership for effective solutions to security problems.
  • Have sound knowledge of IS techniques that play a role in organizational processes and decisionmaking.
  • Communicate effectively risk management issues and their impacts to a variety of audiences.
  • Understand the legal and appreciate the ethical importance of ICS for individuals as well as organizations.
  • Business enabler in organizations such as finance, insurance, healthcare, e-commerce, and mail services.
  • Work as security expert in federal agencies for whom cyber security is of highest importance such as DOD, DHS, and FBI.

Our 36-credit-hour M.S. curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 36 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross-disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

Sample Courses
  • Cyber Attack Countermeasures
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Theory of Cryptographic Systems
  • Big Data

Program Requirements

Required Courses

  • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
  • 1 Capstone Course: Project or Thesis: Up to 3 credit hours (counts as Elective)
  • Internship: 1 Credit Hour

Elective Courses: 11-20 Credit Hours
  • Elective Courses: 11-20 Credit Hours
  • Cross-Disciplinary Course: Up to 3 credit hours (counts as Elective)
  • Transfer Credits:: Up to 9 credit hours (counts as Elective)

36 Total Credit Hours

Core Courses
  • ICS 501 Introduction to Cyber Security
  • ICS 502 Cyber Attack Countermeasures
  • ICS 601 Advanced Cyber Security
  • ICS 680 Theory of Cryptographic Systems

Capstone Course or Thesis
  • ICS 690 Capstone Project
  • ICS 695 Master’s Thesis

For more information on program requirements and course, descriptions click here.