- Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Program Director, Master's in Cybersecurity and Director of the Center for Computer Science and Information Assurance
Open to all majors
Hood College students from all majors are eligible to participate in a five year, dual-degree program that allows for an accelerated master's degree in information technology, within one year after the completion of their bachelor's degree. The program is designed for highly motivated students who have the desire to build career options into their undergraduate curriculum and earn a master's degree in Information Technology. The program is especially relevant to computer science majors, but it is also available to students from other disciplines.
All students must complete certain prerequisite courses designed to provide the appropriate background knowledge. Undergraduate courses that are used to meet the prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. This program requires the completion of 30 graduate credits beyond the undergraduate courses and the prerequisite foundation courses, including 18 credits of core requirements and 12 elective credits. Due to its accelerated nature, the program can be completed within five years only if the student’s undergraduate program includes the completion of any prerequisite courses prior to the beginning of the fifth year of study.
Foundation Courses and Quantitative Literacy
The Masters of Science in Information Technology requires completion of prerequisite foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate background knowledge. The foundation courses are:
Total Credits: 18.0
The remaining courses used to complete the student’s program will be elective courses that are selected in consultation with the adviser. At least two courses must be selected from courses with an IT prefix. Other elective courses are selected freely from the department’s graduate computer science and information technology offerings.
The 5-Year Dual Degree program is designed to allow students to complete their Master’s program in a year following their undergraduate degree. To do so they must attend a minimum of two academic semesters (Fall and Spring) as full-time students, in addition to two summer semesters distributed before and after the Fall-Spring semesters or by attending two summer sessions. Students accepted into the program are given permission to take up to three graduate courses
during their junior and senior years to complete the foundation and one core of their IT masters.
Students interested in the 5-year program will have two options.
Students in this 5-year program may also receive a Cybersecurity certificate with a careful selection of electives. Those students will need to earn 15 credit hours by taking five courses in Cybersecurity that must include the following courses:
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