Online Doctor of Engineering in Cybersecurity Analytics
We are now accepting applications for a new cohort to begin in August 2021
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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 2021 with a target graduation date of August 2023. 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 45 credit hours of graduate level courses and a research phase during which the student writes and defends a praxis paper. The research phase requires a minimum of 15 credit hours 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 2021||2||6||August 28 – October 30, 2021|
|Fall-2 2021||2||6||November 6 – January 29, 2022|
|Spring-1 2022||2||6||February 5 – April 9, 2022|
|Spring-2 2022||2||6||April 16 – June 18, 2022|
|Summer 2022||2||6||June 25 – August 27, 2022|
* No classes on 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 2022, 6 ch in Spring 2023 and 3 ch in Summer 2023. 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 $1570 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 $495, which is applied to tuition in the first semester, is required when the student accepts admission.
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