Cyber Security Graduate Certificate

Cybercrime-related issues especially impact the State of Florida because a significant part of the state's economic development comes from tourism, international banking and high-tech industries. The number of scientists, engineers, and experts needed with special skills in cybersecurity exceeds the number available. The Cyber Security certificate provides opportunities for graduate students to expand their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the cybersecurity field. Due to their extensive expertise and facilities, the departments of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences have jointly designed the Cyber Security certificate. This 12-credit certificate program has two tracks: Computer Science (CS) and Mathematics (Math).

Tracks

Computer Science Track
The Cyber Security certificate with a track in Computer Science will be granted to a student who completes four 3-credit courses as follows:

  • Three 3-credit courses from the CS Cyber Security course list
  • One 3-credit course from either the CS or the Math Cyber Security course list.

Mathematics Track
The Cyber Security certificate with a track in Mathematics will be granted to a student who completes four 3-credit courses as follows:

  • Three 3-credit courses from the Math Cyber Security course list.
  • One 3-credit course from either the Math or the CS Cyber Security course list.

Admission

Computer Science Track
Open to students who have a B.S. degree in Computer Science or in a related field of Science or Engineering and a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the program.
  • All four courses must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • All course materials are in English; all international students must demonstrate proficiency in English to enter the program.

Mathematics Track
Open to students who have a bachelor's degree in mathematics or in a related field and a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the program.
  • All four courses must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • All course materials are in English; all international students must demonstrate proficiency in English to enter the program.

For information about the Cyber Security Graduate Certificate contact
Prof. Hongwei Long, Graduate Director 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
email: mathgraduate@fau.edu

Ms. Sonia Clayton, M.S.T at skimbrou@fau.edu
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Room 240
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Cyber Security Courses by Track

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CS Cyber Security Courses (Select three from this list and one more from this list or the list of Math courses.)

Computer Data Security

CIS 6370

3

Distributed Systems Security

CIS 6375

3

Secret Sharing Protocols

COT 6116

3

Cyber Security: Measurement and Data Analysis

CTS 6319

3

Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography

CIS 5371

3

Math Cyber Security Courses (Select three from this list and one more from this list or the list of CS courses.)

Introduction to Cryptology and Information Security

MAD 5474

3

Cryptanalysis

MAD 6478

3

Coding Theory

MAD 6607

3

Number Theory and Cryptography

MAS 6217

3


* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.