Master of Science in Cyber-Security (MSSec) atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Course Commencement Date (Summer) May , 2023 View all dates

Duration

1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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Type of University

Public

Year of establishment

1969

Highlights

  • The Master of Science in Cyber-Security (MSSec) program is an interdisciplinary professional/practice graduate program intended to develop skills - familiarity with industry practices, innovative methods, critical thinking, and problem-solving - crucial for competitiveness and success in the areas of computer forensics, information security management, and forensic accounting
  • This program is intended to increase the pipeline of prospective, high-quality, entry- and advanced level employees involved with protecting physical and virtual systems - systems that are vital to the US and whose incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on national security and the nation's economic system
  • The program also provides current employees in the public and private sectors an opportunity to obtain advanced-level, high-quality training in the core areas of computer forensics, information security management, and forensic accounting, to facilitate career advancement
  • The program includes a set of core, required courses and the opportunity to select from a default option or two tracks of specialization. The two specialization tracks are Cybercrime Investigations and IT Audit/Fraud Examination
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Ranking

  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #651-700

      - QS 2023

    • #169

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

    • #137

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #160

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 16,68,602
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 2,29,217
TotalINR 2,29,217

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 82.69

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Tuition & expenses were last updated on 13ᵗʰ February 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria
12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from a recognized university abroad
  • Most students accepted into the program have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Students from undergraduate programs including criminal justice, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, MIS, IT, business, and accounting, as well as other science and social science fields can also apply
  • Regardless of specific undergraduate preparation, applicants will need to have formal exposure to the core areas of computer forensics, including cybercrime and its investigation, IT auditing/forensic accounting, fundamentals of computer and Internet literacy, probability and statistics, computer programming, networking, logic, discrete mathematics/logic, and information security management
  • Applicants seeking admission to the program who lack a background in computer science but meet the remaining minimum requirements for admission may be admitted contingent on them completing a set of prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) that may include the following (the program directors may require some courses in addition to the ones listed below depending upon the students’ specific background):
    • Introduction to Computer Science in Python and Introduction to Computer Science in Python Lab
    • Object-Oriented Programming and Object-Oriented Programming Lab
    • Systems Programming and Systems Programming Lab
  • Similarly, students seeking admission to the program (especially to the Cyber-Crime Investigations track) who lack a background in criminal justice but meet the remaining minimum requirements for admission may be admitted contingent on them completing a set of prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) that may include the following (the program directors may require some courses in addition to the ones listed below depending upon the students’ specific background):
    • The Judicial Process in America: An Overview

3 year degree accepted

No

TOEFL

Marks - 80/120

PTE

Marks - 53/90

IELTS

Marks - 6.5/9

Duolingo

Marks - 120/160

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

LOR
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Jan , 2023

Course Commencement Date (Spring)

Mar 1, 2023

Application Submit Date (Summer)

May , 2023

Course Commencement Date (Summer)

Up-coming
Scholarships
Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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