Degree Requirements

The program consists of 30 units: six core courses totaling 18 units and 12 units of electives. The last course, CYB 590, is a culminating experience consisting of a student-developed cyber security research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.

Core Courses (18 units)

CYB 501 | Foundations of Information Security (3 units)

CYB 528 | Foundations of Cyber Forensics (3 units)

CYB 538 | Information Security Policy and Procedures (3 units)

CYB 555 | Information Assurance and Network Security (3 units)

CYB 584 | Software Project Planning and Management (3 units)

CYB 590 | Graduate Project (3 units)

Electives (12 units)

4 courses selected from the list below:

CYB 529 | Advanced Cyber Forensics (3 units)

CYB 548 | Advanced Operating Systems Security (3 units)

CYB 551 | Data Communications and Computer Network (3 units)

CYB 552 | Advanced Hacking Prevention (3 units)

CYB 562 | Advanced Communication System Security (3 units)

CYB 572 | Secure Cloud Computing (3 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

All CSUDH graduate and post-baccalaureate students must satisfy the GWAR requirement. There are four existing pathways to immediately satisfy GWAR requirements:

  1. Graduate students who earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States satisfy the GWAR.
  2. Graduate students who earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited non-US institution where English is a primary language of instruction satisfy the GWAR.
  3. Graduate students who earned a 4 or above on the analytical writing component of the GRE or GMAT satisfy the GWAR.
  4. Students coming from baccalaureate programs offered in non-English speaking university settings can qualify to enter a graduate program by meeting one of the following options: take the TOFEL and achieve a score of : 550 (paper- based; 80 (internet-based); 213 ( computer-based);or achieve an IELTS score of  6.5.