Graduate Programs

MS in Cybersecurity Engineering

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering give students the skills, knowledge and expertise to work in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity and design, engineer, and architect cybersecurity technology and systems.

Cybersecurity has been and continues to be one of the most growth-oriented career fields in the computer science domain. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the theoretical and hands-on engineering expertise to solve complex cybersecurity problems affecting diverse enterprises worldwide

All students in the MS in Cybersecurity Engineering program must have previously completed (as documented by their undergraduate transcript), successfully test to place out of, or complete at the start of their program, the following courses: CSE 501N Programming Concepts and Practice and CSE 502N Fundamentals of Computer Science, or equivalent courses offered at other institutions.

Core Courses
CSE 422S Operating Systems Organization 3 units
CSE 433S Introduction to Computer Security 3 units
CSE 473S Introduction to Computer Networks 3 units
CSE 523S Systems Security 3 units
Program Electives (choose three)
CSE 434S Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis 3 units
CSE 522S Advanced Operating Systems 3 units
CSE 527S Data-driven Privacy and Security 3 units
CSE 555T Adversarial AI 3 units
CSE 569S Advanced IoT, Real-Time, and Embedded Systems Security 3 units
CSE 637S Software Security 3 units
CYBER 565 Cybersecurity Analytics 3 units
CYBER 566 Cybersecurity Risk Management 3 units
CYBER 567 The Hacker Mindset: Cyber Attack Fundamentals 3 units
CSE571S Network Security 3 units
Culminating Experience (choose one)
CSE 598 Master's Project 6 units
CSE 599 Master's Research (Thesis) 6 units
(6 units required, typically completed over the course of two semesters)

General Degree Requirements

  • Students who have already taken core or elective courses specified by the program can, with departmental approval, substitute other courses that are suitably technical and appropriate to the degree program. Departmental approval will require justification and shall be evaluated with increasing stringency for each additional substitution.
  • None of the 30 units may be taken as independent study (i.e., CSE 400 or CSE 500).
  • Courses with an "N" designation do not count toward the master's degree.
  • All courses must be taken for a grade of C- or better.
  • As per Engineering School guidelines, students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.70.

Additional Cybersecurity Program

The Master’s of Cybersecurity Management is a 30-unit, part-time program designed for working professionals. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge needed to protect, defend, respond and recover from cyber threats. >> More information