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At Villanova, you can specialize in one of three areas within the Cybersecurity program: Systems, Policy, or Operations.
Completion of the degree requires 10 courses (30 credits) total:
ECE 8476 - Cryptography & Netwk. Security
ECE 8484 - Cybersec. Threats and Defense
Those students pursuing the thesis-option must include Independent Study and Research I & II courses among their electives.
Graduate students must submit a degree plan by midterm of their first semester. Five-year students must submit a plan with their 5-year program application. Your initial plan, as well as any subsequent changes in the plan, must be approved by your advisor. Create your degree plan online.