Degree Requirements

Doctor of Science - 54-66 credits

Course
YEAR 1 - First Semester 
Term 1/2 
RSC-802 Fundamentals of Doctoral Learning (16-week course)6
YEAR 1 - Second Semester 
Term 1 
IAE-830 Information Assurance Research Literature3
Term 2 
RSC-810 Professional Research Theory and Practice3
RSC-820 Situation Awareness Analysis and Action Plan Processes (residency course)3
YEAR 1 - Third Semester 
Term 1 
RSC-825 Applied Research in Information Assurance3
Term 2 
RSC-813 Professional Ethics and Leadership3
YEAR 2 - First Semester 
Term 1 
IAE-860 Advanced Mixed Methods Research3
Term 2 
Graduate/Post-Graduate Elective3
YEAR 2 - Second Semester 
Term 1 
RSC-812 Professional Research Theory and Practice, Part II3
Term 2 
IAE-880 Special Topics in Information Assurance3
DSR-925 Dissertation Preparation (residency course)3
YEAR 2 - Third Semester
Term 1
Graduate/Post-Graduate Elective3
Term 2 
Graduate/Post-Graduate Elective3
YEAR 3 - First Semester 
Term 1 
DSR-900 Writing the Doctoral Dissertation 3
Term 2 
Graduate/Post-Graduate Elective3
YEAR 3 - Second Semester 
Term 1
DSR-935 Dissertation Preparation 3
Term 2 
DSR-950 Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense (residency course)3
Graduate/Post-Graduate Elective Courses
IAE-835 Information Assurance Strategic Management3
IAE-837 Contemporary Issues in IA3
IAE-840 Information Assurance Consulting3
IAE-845 Pedagogy and Information Assurance3
IAE-855 Information Assurance Requirements for Compliance3
IAE-860 Advanced Mixed Methods Research3
IAE-865 Special Topics in Human Resource Management3
IAE-871 Software Assurance Assessment3
IAE-872 Software Assurance Development3
IAE-875 Information Assurance Implementation3
IAE-880 Special Topics in Information Assurance3
IAE-881 Special Topics in IA, Part II3
IAE-882 Special Topics in IA, Part III3
IAE-883 Special Topics in IA, Part IV3
IAE-884 Special Topics in IA, Part V3
RSC-815 Problem Solving and Decision Making with Quantitative Methods3

Please check with an Academic Advisor to confirm degree requirements and program electives.

As new electives are added, this list will expand. Please consult the Cybersecurity department to inquire about new elective offerings or to propose new ones.