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MS and PhD Information Security

The ​MS and PhD Information Security program aims to produce highly-skilled professionals who are trained in three important areas of information security, namely Network Security, Computer Security, and Data Security. In addition to the focus on information security management and technical principles, another distinguishing aspect of the MS-CCS program is the application of information security to research and development in advanced computer and communication systems. The coursework of the MS-CCS program has been designed with a special emphasis on preparing research-ready students that can undertake significant postgraduate research work, as well as equipping them with practical knowledge needed to pursue a career in information security engineering. The program has been scheduled as follows:

Total duration​​

One and a Half (1.5) year

Total number of semesters

Four (4)

Course work

3 semesters


4th semester

Duration of Fall and Spring semesters


16 to 18 weeks of instruction or research

1 to 2 weeks for examinations


Duration of Summer semester:


10 to 12 weeks of instruction or research

1 week for examinations