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Curriculum

The program requires at least 64 credit hours, of which 32 are for doctoral courses and at least 32 are for research and dissertation. Each student must complete three core courses, two security elective courses, three general elective doctoral courses, and a doctoral research dissertation. Courses, research, and dissertation registrations are listed below:

Each student will be required to complete two doctoral research courses, ISEC 885. These courses will be taken at the end of the student’s coursework. These directed study courses will enable the student, with the support of a faculty advisor, to identify a viable research topic and conduct preliminary research that will lead to formal candidacy for the student.

ISEC 885: Doctoral Research in Information Assurance (4 credits each)

Students must complete 24 credits of dissertation registrations, three registrations of ISEC 901. Students who do not complete the dissertation within 24 credits will register for ISEC 920 Continuing Dissertation until the dissertation is complete.

ISEC 901 Doctoral Dissertation (8 credits)

ISEC 920 Continuing Dissertation (4 credits)

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