Accelerated Master’s

Highly-qualified students in the Applied Science, Cyber Security Concentration have the option of obtaining an accelerated Applied Information Technology, MS, Digital Forensics, MS, or Management, MS.

 

Applied Information Technology, MS

Admissions Requirements

Students in the Applied Science, BAS, Cyber Security Concentration program may apply to this option if they have earned 60 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.30. They may begin taking graduate-level courses once they have earned 75 undergraduate credits. Criteria for admission are identical to criteria for admission to the Applied Information Technology, MS program.

Accelerated Option Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BAS and MS programs, with up to 12 credits overlapping from the following courses:

  • AIT 512 Algorithms and Data Structures Essentials or AIT 580 Analytics: Big Data to Information
  • AIT 524 Database Management Systems
  • AIT 542 Fundamentals of Computing Platforms
  • AIT 660 Cyber Security Fundamentals*
  • AIT 664 Information: Representation, Processing and Visualization

Note: When selecting between AIT 512 and AIT 580, students should select the course that aligns with the MSAIT concentration they intend to pursue.

*This course is only applicable to the CYBR and ITMG concentrations in the MSAIT. Students planning to pursue CBHS or DAIN should select a different course.

Digital Forensics, MS

Admissions Requirements

Students in the Applied Science, BAS, Cyber Security Concentration program may apply for this option if they have earned 60 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.25. Criteria for admission are identical to criteria for admission to the Digital Forensics, MS program.

Students who are accepted into the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits and course-specific pre-requisites.

Accelerated Option Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BAS and MS programs, with up to 12 credits overlapping from the following courses:

  • DFOR 510 Digital Forensics Analysis
  • DFOR 660 Network Forensics
  • DFOR 661 Digital Media Forensics
  • DFOR 663 Operations of Intrusion Detection for Forensics
  • DFOR 664 Incident Response Forensics

Management, MS

Please review all program details here.

Degree Conferral

Students must apply for graduation the semester before they expect to complete the BAS requirements in order to have the BAS degree conferred. Additionally, at the beginning of the student’s final undergraduate semester, students must complete a Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transition form. At the completion of MS requirements, a master’s degree is conferred.

How to Apply

When students have earned 60 credit hours and have the required GPA they may apply as a potential Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s student.

An application guide is available here.

 


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