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Computing Security
Master of Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Graduate Program Contact Sumita Mishra
Graduate
Level
30
Credits

Enhance your career and keep pace with the rapidly changing cybersecurity field. This program builds knowledge in many aspects of computing security concepts and practices from the perspective of software engineering, computer science, mobile computing, computer networking, policy and risk management, and systems administration.

This innovative program is designed to enable students to understand the theoretical foundations of computing security, to join a team of professionals solving the challenges of ensuring secure computing environments, and to become leaders within their organizations in the implementation of computing security and information assurance policies and practices. Alternately, this program can prepare students for further academic study and careers in either academia or research.

The curriculum consists of the RITx MicroMasters in Cybersecurity, six additional online courses and a capstone course through RIT Online.

  • Price

    $22,935 (2017-18 AY)

  • Duration

    30 credit hours required

    A student could finish the program in 2.5 years.

  • Courses
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended RIT Online course start date.

    To be considered for admission to the master of science in computing security program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree in computing security, computer science, software engineering, information technology, networking, computer engineering, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, or computer engineering technology (exceptional students from other fields may be admitted on a contingent basis) from an accredited institution,
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
    • Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation, and
    • A test of English Language aptitude (TOEFL) is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. The minimum TOEFL scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (internet-based) are required.  Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Pearson Test of English (PTE-Academic)  are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
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