May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Dual Degree: Master of Science - Cybersecurity & Master of Science - Management Information Systems

Plan Description

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the Lee School of Business MIS department, offer a Master of Science – Cybersecurity and Master of Science – Management Information Systems (MS CSEC / MS MIS) dual degree program.

It is designed for students who seek careers and leadership opportunities in technology-related fields.

The program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to become visionary and creative leaders in information technology or cybersecurity.

The program includes 48-credits and the student will receive both, an MS CSEC and an MS MIS degree.

The MS MIS degree (24 credits) helps students develop critical skills in information technology systems analysis and design.

The MS CSEC degree (24 credits) helps students acquire knowledge specific to the cybersecurity field.

CSEC courses are accepted as credits of elective towards the MS MIS degree and MIS courses are accepted as credits of elective towards the CSEC degree.

This program will likely take at least three years (six semesters) to complete.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the  MS CSEC and MS MIS programs.

See the Application Process section under: 

Master of Science - Cybersecurity  

Master of Science - Management Information Systems  

Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the Lee Business School in an independent process within each college.

Applicants must be admitted to both schools to qualify for the dual degree program for that term. If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog.

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required: 48

Total Credits Required for the M.S. Cybersecurity: 24

Total Credits Required for the M.S. Management Information Systems: 24

M.S. Management Information Systems Elective Courses - Credits: 6

Complete six credits of MS MIS courses, or other approved by the Director of the MS MIS program.

M.S. Management Information Systems Culminating Experience - Credits: 3

Complete the following course in the last semester of your MS MIS program.

Degree Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of MS CSEC courses and a minimum of 24 credits of MS MIS courses.

A grade point average of at least 3.00 for course work required for the degree. No grade lower than C is acceptable.

With approval of the MS MIS program graduate coordinator, required MIS courses may be substituted with elective courses to avoid duplication of a student’s previous course work and to address the needs of the student’s specific career choice.

Students with unsatisfactory progress toward the degree requirements are subject to dismissal. A student with a grade of C or lower in any of the required courses for the degree will be put on probation for one semester. Conditions and deadlines for the removal of probation will be specified. Failure to meet the condition will result in departure from the program. A student with two grades of C or lower will be dropped from the program.

Graduation Requirements

Successfully complete both culminating experiences from both programs.

Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met. Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.