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The highly technical, interdisciplinary Cybersecurity curriculum provided students with in-depth knowledge in key areas of computer science and computer engineering. Students completed a minimum of 30 units with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to earn the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree.

Technical Core

Students were required to take 7 core technical courses, for a total of 21 units:

Course Title Units
CYBR 200 Secure Software Systems 3
CYBR 210 Vulnerabilities 3
CYBR 220 Software Reverse Engineering 3
CYBR 230 Advanced Computer Networking 3
CYBR 240 Cyber Defense and Offense 3
CYBR 250 Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3
CYBR 280 Cybersecurity Capstone Project 3


In addition to the technical core, students chose 3 elective courses from the following list, for a total of 9 units: 

Course Title Units
COMP 251 Machine Learning 3
COMP 261 Data Science 3
ECPE 226 Computational Intelligence 3
ECPE 259 Sensor Networks for Engineering Systems 3
ECPE 276 Cloud Computing 3
EMGT 262 Applied Analytics for Decision Making 3
ENGR 201 Techniques in Research 3
ENGR 212 Technology Venturing 3
ENGR 219 Numerical Methods for Engineering 3
ENGR 250 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and Computer Science 3
ENGR 290 Engineering Project Management and Leadership 3
ENGR 292 Managing Science Technology and Innovation 3
COMP/ECPE 291 Graduate Independent Study 1-3
COMP/ECPE 297 Graduate Research 1-3

Maximum of 6 units of undergraduate courses (100-level or above) as approved by advisor.
Eligible courses are COMP 157, COMP 173, ECPE 170, ECPE 177, MATH 148 or MATH 174.
The course grade must be a 'C' or better.