Master of Cyber Forensics and Security

At the conclusion of their studies, graduates of the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree should be able to:

  • Design and implement a comprehensive enterprise security program using both policy and technology to implement technical, operational, and managerial controls.
  • Comprehensively investigate information security incidents and violation of law using computer resources in a manner such that all evidence is admissible in a court of law.
  • Technically secure enterprise information assets and resources to deter, detect, and prevent the success of attacks and intrusions.

Illinois Institute of Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This designation results from meeting stringent Center of Academic Excellence criteria and mapping of information technology and management curricula to a core set of cyber defense knowledge units. Students attending Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education institutions are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. This designation reflects Illinois Institute of Technology’s commitment to producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation.

Master of Cyber Forensics and Security (Coursework Only Option)

Required Core Courses (18) 1
ITMS 538Cyber Forensics3
ITMS 543Vulnerability Analys and Ctrl3
ITMS 548Cyber Security Technologies3
ITMS 578Cyber Security Mgmt3
ITMS 583Digital Evidence3
ITMM 585Lgl&Ethical Issu In Info Tech3
Elective Courses (12)
Select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following:12
Any 500-level ITMS course not listed in required courses above. 2
IT Auditing3
Intro to Open Source Software3
Special Projects in IT3
Special Problem in IT3
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Cyber Forensics and Security (Master's Project Option)

Required Core Courses (21) 1
ITMS 538Cyber Forensics3
ITMS 539Steganography3
or ITMS 549 CST: Projects & Adv Methods
ITMS 543Vulnerability Analys and Ctrl3
ITMS 548Cyber Security Technologies 23
ITMS 578Cyber Security Mgmt3
ITMS 583Digital Evidence3
ITMM 585Lgl&Ethical Issu In Info Tech3
Research Course (3)
ITMT 594Special Projects in IT3
or ITMT 597 Special Problem in IT
Elective Courses (6)
Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Any 500-level ITMS course not listed in required courses above. 3
IT Auditing3
Intro to Open Source Software3
Special Problem in IT 43
Total Credit Hours30