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Cohort Modality

About the Cohort Modality

Using the Cohort Typical Example Program Course Sequence table below, all fall semester courses and courses the first summer term are delivered completely online (i.e. no residential requirement). Spring semester courses each year (TEC 5353, MIS 4850, TEC 5413, and MIS 4860) have hands-on laboratory expectations, so students will have a two day residential requirement during finals week of those semesters to complete necessary labs. The second summer of the program will consist of an additional residential requirement approximately four days in length to complete the two credit hour capstone experience. Because of its focus on practitioners, the decision was made to offer a culminating residential capstone experience, rather than require completion of a thesis. This comprehensive course will separate students into teams that use the knowledge acquired throughout the program to develop security for a computer network. Each group will develop practices aimed to defend real facilities and implement defense systems.

Cybersecurity Coursework Requirements

Course Credits
1: TEC 5313 - Networking and Advanced Data Communications 3
2: TEC 5323 - Advanced Database Technology 3
3: TEC 5353 - Cybersecurity 3
4: MIS 4850 - Systems Security 3
5: TEC 5363 - Database Security and Reliability 3
6: EGT 4823 - Facilities Security 3
7: CYB 5550 - Cybersecurity Professional Seminar 3
8: MBA 5670 - Management of IT OR TEC 5333 Management of Computer Technology 3
9: TEC 5413 - Biometric Security 3
10: MIS 4860 - Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
11: CYB 5900 - Cybersecurity Capstone 2
Total Required Hours 32

Cohort Typical Example Program Course Sequence

Fall I Spring I Summer I Fall II Spring II Summer II
TEC 5313 TEC 5353 TEC 5363 CYB 5550 TEC 5413 CYB 5900
TEC 5323 MIS 4850 AET 4823 MBA 5670 MIS 4860


After you finish your application to the Graduate School, please let us know if you are interested in a cohort program delivery or in the traditional program delivery by sending an e-mail to

Professor Rigoberto Chinchilla
Coordinator of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Tel: 217-581-8534, 217-581-5944

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