Online Doctor of Engineering in Cybersecurity Analytics
Our next Cohort will begin in August 2022. We will begin accepting applications starting in January 2022.
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The School of Engineering and Applied Science Online Programs awards the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree in Cybersecurity Analytics. Offered on weekends, this D.Eng. cohort will begin in August 2022 with a target graduation date of Summer 2024. Applicants should normally hold a master’s degree in engineering, applied science, mathematics, computer science, information technology or related field from an accredited institution.
The D.Eng. in Cybersecurity Analytics empowers the student to plan and implement security measures to protect an organization’s network and systems, implement strategies to track threats and monitor networks for security breaches, build secure and resilient computer systems with subject matter expertise in cybersecurity analytics, advanced tools and techniques for ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s data and systems.
The curriculum comprises 30 credit hours of graduate level courses and a minimum of 15 credit hours of research during which the student writes and defends a praxis paper. During the research phase, a praxis is successfully completed on a topic related to Cybersecurity Analytics, chosen by the student and approved by the advising committee.
Course sessions last 10 weeks. Classes meet Saturday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm (all times Eastern). This program is taught in an accelerated, cohort format in which students take all courses in lock step. Attendance at all class meetings is expected, and students must remain continuously enrolled; i.e., leaves of absence are permitted only in medical or family emergency, or in case of deployment to active military duty.
|Session||#Course||#Credit Hours||Tentative Dates|
|Fall-1 2022||2||6||August 13 – October 15, 2022|
|Fall-2 2022||2||6||October 22 – January 14, 2023|
|Spring-1 2023||2||6||January 21 – March 25, 2023|
|Spring-2 2023||2||6||April 1 – June 10, 2023|
|Summer 2023||2||6||June 17 – August 19, 2023|
* No classes on Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year Weekends
Upon successful completion of the classroom phase, students are registered for a minimum of 15 credit hours (ch) of SEAS 8199 Praxis Research: 6 ch in Fall 2023, 6 ch in Spring 2024 and 3 ch in Summer 2024. Throughout the research phase, the student develops the praxis on an advisor-approved topic related to cybersecurity. Faculty research directors meet with students at least once per month, who are expected to attend each meeting.
Research Areas for Praxis
With the advisors’ consent, the student may elect to focus on an area within the Cybersecurity field. Below, find sample areas of research:
- Addressing the Cybersecurity Malicious Insider threat
- Exploring Cybersecurity Requirements in the Defense Acquisition Process
- Internet of Things Device Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity of Networked Home Medical Devices
- Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare Industries
Graduation and Scholarship Requirements
To meet graduation requirements, D.Eng. students can have no grades below B-, and must complete the classroom phase of the program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a doctoral student receives any grade below B-, graduate study is terminated and further enrollment is prohibited.
All classes meet live online through synchronous distance learning technologies. Classes are recorded for future viewing. Tuition is billed at $1625 per credit hour for the 2021-2022 year. Required digital textbooks and software are provided at no additional cost. A non-refundable tuition deposit of $995, which is applied to tuition in the first semester, is required when the student accepts admission.
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