M.S. in Information Systems and Technology Management/M.S. in Cybersecurity Dual Degree Program Hero Image

Become a Cybersecurity and IT Expert

This program combines two successful programs within the University of Delaware, the Lerner College’s M.S. in information systems and technology management (IS&TM) program and the College of Engineering’s M.S. in cybersecurity.

As a student in this dual degree program, you will build skills that are critical to the successful implementation and management of both cybersecurity and IT in government and business.


The dual degree program requires 48 credits.

IS&TM Core Courses (15 credits)

ACCT804 Database Design and Implementation
ACCT806 Object-oriented Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
MISY810 Telecommunications and Networking
MISY850 Security and Control
MISY805 Current Issues in MIS

Cybersecurity Core Courses (15 credits)

Choose 5 from:

CPEG665 Introduction to Cybersecurity
CPEG697 Advanced Cybersecurity
CPEG694 System Hardening and Protection
CPEG695 Digital Forensics
CPEG676 Secure Software Design
CPEG671 Pen Test and Reverse Engineering
CPEG672 Applied Cryptography

Advanced Electives (18 credits)

IS&TM course; choose 1:

MISY873 Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
MISY840 Project Management and Costing
MISY830 Business Intelligence and Analytics

Choose 3 cybersecurity courses from one of the areas of concentration below, plus 2 additional courses from any of the areas:

Secure Software:
CPEG670 Web Applications Security
CISC621 Algorithm Design and Analysis
CISC663 Operating Systems
CISC672 Compiler Construction or CPEG621 Compiler Design
CISC675 Software Engineering Principles and Practices
CISC/CPEG611 Software Process Management
CISC/CPEG612 Software Design
CISC/CPEG613 Software Requirements Engineering
CISC/CPEG614 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
CISC/CPEG615 Software Testing and Maintenance
CPEG676 Secure Software Design

Secure Systems:
ELEG635 Digital Communication
ELEG658 Advanced Mobile Services
ELEG617 The Smart Grid
CPEG696 Topics in Cybersecurity
ELEG812 Wireless Digital Communications
CPEG675 Embedded Computer Systems
CISC/CPEG651 Data Compression in Multimedia
CISC853 Network Management
CPEG673 Cloud Computing and Security
CISC866 Special Problem
CPEG674 SCADA Systems and Security
CPEG853 Computer System Reliability

Security Analytics:
ELEG/FSAN815 Analytics I: Statistical Learning
ELEG/FSAN817 Large Scale Machine Learning
CISC683 Introduction to Data Mining
CISC637 Database Systems
CPEG657 Search and Data Mining
CISC681 Artificial Intelligence
CISC684 Introduction to Machine Learning
CISC689 Topics: Artificial Intelligence
ELEG630 Information Theory

Admissions Information

Admission is to the dual degree program. You must meet the admission requirements of both the M.S. in information systems and technology management and M.S. in cybersecurity. Although the M.S. in IS&TM accepts either the GMAT or GRE as an admission requirement, the GRE is required for admission to the dual degree program.