University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    Aug 16, 2022  

Cybersecurity, M.S. (Online)

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The Cybersecurity Center at the University of Nevada, Reno offers an online integrated course of study covering the theory, implementation and design of secure cyberspace (i.e., secure communication, computation, information, cyber-physical systems, IoT, hardware and embedded systems) for those seeking the Cybersecurity, M.S. The home department for this program is Computer Science and Engineering department.

Contact Information

Shamik Sengupta, Executive Director, UNR Cybersecurity Center
(775) 784-6953

Mailing Address:
University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Mail Stop 0171
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0330
Department website:  
UNR Cybersecurity Center website:

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants to the Online master’s degree program should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or science and have minimum experience that includes the equivalent of a Computer Science or Computer Engineering minor.
    Applicants should further meet the following minimum criteria and provide the following materials for admission:
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    • A one-page personal statement describing career goals.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
  2. Applicants not having the above experience must go through two bridge courses first and secure a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the bridge courses before entering this Online master’s degree program.
  3. Admission decisions are competitive and satisfaction of the above thresholds does not guarantee an admission. Exceptions to these criteria may be made for applicants who show exceptional qualification.

Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Cybersecurity, M.S. program will have the ability to:

  • apply engineering and computer science research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline.
  • design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze, interpret, apply, and disseminate the data.
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of research methodology.

I. Program Requirements (30 units)

At least 15 units must be completed at the 700-level.

B. Bridge Courses (6 units)

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements above will be required to complete the following courses with a 3.0 GPA to qualify for admission.


Each student’s program of study and notice of completion must be approved by the Cybersecurity Center Director.

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