The Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Management program has two curriculum pathways. With the M.S. pathway, earn a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 51 credits. With the B.S. pathway, earn a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 66 credits. Courses, research, and dissertation registrations are listed below.
Each student must complete 5 core courses (3 credits each, total 15 credits):
Students must substitute an elective for any of the following core courses for which they have passed an MS course equivalent from a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity within the past five years:
Each student must complete 10 core courses (3 credits each, total 30 credits).
In both pathways, each student will be required to complete at least three doctoral research courses of, ISEC 885. These courses will be taken at the end of the student’s coursework. These directed study courses will enable the student, with the support of a faculty advisor, to identify a viable research topic and conduct preliminary research that will lead to formal candidacy for the student.
Students must complete 24 credits of dissertation registrations, three registrations of ISEC 901. Students who do not complete the dissertation within 24 credits will register for ISEC 920 Continuing Dissertation until the dissertation is complete.