Cybersecurity Science Track

Program Description

This track leads to a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Science at UTSA. The M.S. in Cybersecurity Science degree provides broad exposure to the cybersecurity discipline along with a deep understanding of its technical and scientific underpinnings. With a strong emphasis on technical aspects and on practical skills in cybersecurity, cyber operations, and computer science, this program offers a rigorous curriculum designed to empower you with knowledge and skills that employers are looking for in cybersecurity professionals. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Our programs offer excellent opportunities for intensive study and research in a variety of areas, including Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Data Science, High Performance Computing, Operating Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering, among others. In addition, there are two 30-credit-hour MS degree programs, the Master of Science in Computer Science and the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. Our graduates have been very successful in finding jobs in IT industry and in academia.

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Scheduled to begin instruction:
Fall 2022



Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Admission requirements vary by program. Please check your individual degree program for more details.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

To apply for the Graduate Pathway, you must submit the following:

  • Graduate School Application
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $90
  • Official TOEFL / IELTS Test Scores
  • Passport & Confirmation of Financial Resources (after program admission)

View the video guide on the application process here!

For complete details: Graduate Admissions Checklist

For important deadlines: Graduate Application Deadline

If you need assistance with your application, contact the English Language Center at englishlanguagecenter@utsa.edu


Sample Course Maps - M.S. in Cybersecurity Science

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Cybersecurity Science Track, 2 Semester

2-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

9 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Cybersecurity Science)
21 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Cybersecurity Science)

 

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Graduate Communication for Academic Discourse 3
Graduate Reading for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success I 3
CS 5323 Principles of Cyber Security 3
Total 12
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Graduate Communication 3
Graduate Writing for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success II 3
CS 5713 Practical Attack and Defense Techniques 3
CS 5343 Developing Secure Systems and Software 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Cybersecurity Science Track, 1 Semester
1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

6 credit hours apply from Pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Cybersecurity Science)
24 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Cybersecurity Science)

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Graduate Communication 3
Graduate Writing for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success II 3
CS 5323 Principles of Cyber Security 3
CS 5713 Practical Attack and Defense Techniques 3
Total 15

See the full course descriptions and semester availability here.


Tuition & Fees

UTSA offers top-quality education and services at a competitive price. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for the Cybersecurity Science Track.


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