The concentration in Cybersecurity & Networking enhances your MS in Information Systems & Technology with specialized skills that enable you to help organizations prepare for and prevent devastating cyber attacks.

In today’s interconnected world, cybersecurity risks are real and attacks are increasingly exponential. The rapidly changing domain of information and technology has given rise to a new paradigm of cyber attacks on a global, epidemic scale. The industry-focused Cybersecurity & Networking concentration provides you with fresh perspectives on cyber threats, hacker motivations, modern attack patterns, and next-generation mitigation solutions. You will undertake technically driven, collaborative research with faculty members who have distinguished careers as IS&T and cybersecurity scholars and practitioners. In an evolving cyber risk landscape, you’ll develop the skills to help businesses and organizations prepare for cyber attacks, which can result in significant expenses for the affected enterprises.

Program Highlights
  • Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including the IDEA Lab, Intelligent Systems Lab, and more.
  • Our GIS Club convenes students and professionals interested in geographic information systems (GIS) and informs the local community about the latest GIS workshops and conferences.

Program at a Glance

UNITS
36 units

COMPLETION TIME
Full-time: 1–1.5 years
Part-time: 1.5–3 years

COURSES BEGIN
Fall | Spring

DEGREE AWARDED
MS in Information Systems & Technology

Featured Courses

IST 350
Cryptography & Computer Security

Examines both a theoretical and engineering view of how to build secured information systems using network and computer security techniques focusing on DES, RSA, DSA, and hashing, hacking techniques, and solutions to protect systems.

IST 351
Cybersecurity Risk Management

Elevates the strategic relevance of the evolving threat landscape and offers students a fresh perspective on how to take the threat seriously, foster preparedness, and get ahead of threats.

IST 352
Advanced Networking

Explores advanced topics in networking including optical networks, cellular networks, fixed infrastructure networks, multicast algorithms, routing protocols, distance vector and link state routing mechanisms, encryption, and more.

TNDY 405L
Cybersecurity in a Changing World

Explores the technical, social, economic, management, and policy dimensions of cybersecurity, providing a transdisciplinary perspective on one of the world’s more pronounced and dangerous technical phenomena.

IST 302
Databases & Big Data

Introduces concepts and techniques for database design and management emphasizing the relational model, query optimization and performance tuning, and more.

IST 303
Software Development & Programming

Provides an understanding of modern software development principles and practices to support more advanced information systems and technology courses.

Partnerships

The Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT) at CGU participates in industry and academic partnerships designed to create internships, collaborations, practicum courses, and other opportunities. These include:

Esri
Claremont Graduate University’s comprehensive partnership with Esri, the world’s leading supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, offers numerous benefits, including:

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance
CISAT is also a Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Member, which gives our students and researchers access to the latest technologies for use in classroom assignments and projects.

IBM Watson Analytics Academic Program
To ensure students work with leading data analytics technologies, CISAT is part of the Watson Analytics Academic Program (WAP), which provides no-cost use of IBM® Watson Analytics software for classroom teaching and research.

Faculty & Research

  • Samir Chatterjee profile image

    Samir Chatterjee

    Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

    Research Interests

    Design science research, Health informatics, Electronics and telecommunication engineering

  • Lorne Olfman profile image

    Lorne Olfman

    Professor and Director
    Center for Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    User training, e-Learning systems, Knowledge management and organizational memory, Social technologies

  • Terry Ryan profile image

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

  • Yan Li profile image

    Yan Li

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Data science, Data mining, Analytics, Semantic technologies, Databases, Data warehousing, Business intelligence, ICT4D

  • Andrew Joseph Marx profile image

    Andrew Joseph Marx

    Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems

    Research Interests

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote sensing

  • Tamir Bechor profile image

    Tamir Bechor

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Cybersecurity, IT leadership and management

  • Brian Hilton profile image

    Brian Hilton

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), GIS solution development, Data analytics

Where You Can Find Our Alumni

Request information about the Cybersecurity & Networking program

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Jake Campbell

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Veteran Outreach
T: 909-607-3024 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: jake.campbell@cgu.edu