Curriculum

The highly technical, interdisciplinary Cybersecurity curriculum provides students with in-depth knowledge in key areas of computer science and computer engineering. Students must complete a minimum of 30 units with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to earn the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree.

Technical Core

Students are required to take 7 core technical courses, for a total of 21 units:

Course Title Units
CYBR 200 Secure Software Systems 3
CYBR 210 Vulnerabilities 3
CYBR 220 Software Reverse Engineering 3
CYBR 230 Advanced Computer Networking 3
CYBR 240 Cyber Defense and Offense 3
CYBR 250 Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3
CYBR 280 Cybersecurity Capstone Project 3

Electives

In addition to the technical core, students should choose 3 elective courses from the following list, for a total of 9 units:

Course Title Units
COMP 251 Machine Learning 3
COMP 261 Data Science 3
ECPE 226 Computational Intelligence 3
ECPE 259 Sensor Networks for Engineering Systems 3
ECPE 276 Cloud Computing 3
EMGT 262 Applied Analytics for Decision Making 3
ENGR 201 Techniques in Research 3
ENGR 212 Technology Venturing 3
ENGR 219 Numerical Methods for Engineering 3
ENGR 250 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and Computer Science 3
ENGR 290 Engineering Project Management and Leadership 3
ENGR 292 Managing Science Technology and Innovation 3
COMP/ECPE 291 Graduate Independent Study 1-3
COMP/ECPE 297 Graduate Research 1-3

Maximum of 6 units of undergraduate courses (100-level or above) as approved by advisor.
Eligible courses are COMP 157, COMP 173, ECPE 170, ECPE 177, MATH 148 or MATH 174.
The course grade must be a 'C' or better.

Course Plan as Full-Time Student (1 Year)

The MS in Cybersecurity program can be completed in one year by full-time students who meet course pre-requisites.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1 CYBR 200
CYBR 230
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
CYBR 210
CYBR 220
CYBR 240
Technical Elective
CYBR 250
CYBR 280
 
 

Course Plan as Part-Time Student (2 Years)

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1 CYBR 200
Technical Elective
CYBR 210
CYBR 220
CYBR 250
Year 1 CYBR 230
Technical Elective
CYBR 240
Technical Elective
CYBR 280