This degree program can be completed part-time or full-time.
Gain expertise in privacy, trust, confidentiality, and security as it relates to people, personnel, and organizations. In our program, you'll study digital forensics, threat intelligence, network security, machine learning, and data science and management. With our hands-on approach to learning and trial-and-error exploration, you'll be ready to defend data and digital assets from breaches, attacks, and cybercrime by malicious users.
Our new program is seeking a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity designation from the National Security Agency (NSA). We expect graduates to pursue roles in cybersecurity such as information security analyst, digital risk officer, analytics practice leader, chief digital officer, or chief information officer.
Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
The program has a thesis option with 33 required credit hours, and a non-thesis option with 36 required credit hours. Either option has the students undertake an individualized development experience, either as a two-course Thesis, or a two-course capstone project. Students must complete the course requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, following Wentworth graduate school policies.
Course List Course Title Credits SEMESTER 1 DATA6000 APPLIED STATISTICS FOR RESEARCH 3 DATA6150 DATA SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS 3 COMP6500 ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY 3 SEMESTER 2 DATA6200 DATA MANAGEMENT 3 DATA6250 MACHINE LEARNING FOR DATA SCIENCE 3 COMP6550 THREAT INTELLIGENCE 3 SEMESTER 3 COMP7500 THESIS I 3 *ELECTIVE 3 *ELECTIVE 3 SEMESTER 4 COMP7550 THESIS II 3 *ELECTIVE 3 Total Credits 33
Course List Course Title Credits SEMESTER 1 DATA6000 APPLIED STATISTICS FOR RESEARCH 3 DATA6150 DATA SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS 3 COMP6500 ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY 3 SEMESTER 2 DATA6200 DATA MANAGEMENT 3 DATA6250 MACHINE LEARNING FOR DATA SCIENCE 3 COMP6550 THREAT INTELLIGENCE 3 SEMESTER 3 DATA6900 CAPSTONE I 3 *ELECTIVE 3 *ELECTIVE 3 SEMESTER 4 DATA6950 CAPSTONE II 3 *ELECTIVE 3 Total Credits 33
A total of 12 semester credit hours of electives must be taken as a part of the program. Students may choose, after consultation with their primary advisor, among the electives offered each semester. The school may add to the list of available electives on a semester by semester basis. One of the electives must be either COMP6420 or COMP6520.
Course List Course Title Credits COMP6420 REVERSE ENGINEERING 3 COMP6520 MALWARE ANALYSIS 3 COMP6580 DIGITAL FORENSICS AND INCIDENT RESPONSE 3 COMP6555