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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cyber Security Administration

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cyber Security Administration is a degree program intended for professionals who seek to detect cybercrimes while protecting confidential information stored in computers. It is designed to provide an even more advanced training in the areas of computer science as a response to the fast advancements in the field of computer and technology. The purpose of establishing this program is to respond to the recognized need of industries and firms for productivity improvement enhanced global competitiveness, information technology security and technology upgrading. Another purpose is to respond to the established needs of governments for expert assistance and advice on policy analysis and formulation in science and technology; technology planning, forecasting, and assessment; project and program management.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Widen students' understanding and appreciation of their responsibilities as cyber security professionals;
  • Enhance students' technical skills and analytical skills with regard to problem solving and decision making tasks in a variety of cybercrimes;
  • Further train students to become substantially familiar of the theories and adept with the practical skills needed in information and technology applications;
  • Further develop the students' attitude and interest in computer and technology research and;
  • Strengthen students' set of values and ethical principles already inculcated in them.

Course Requirements

Course Outlines (48 Credits)

Comprehensive Examination (1 Credit)

Students intending to pursue doctoral degrees must take and pass a comprehensive examination after they have completed their non-dissertation courses, because it is a pre-requisite of the dissertation courses. One of the purposes of this examination is to sufficiently assess students' full knowledge on the dissertation title they wish to research.

Dissertation Courses (14 Credits)

The following courses in dissertation are all required for graduation Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cyber Security Administration. Dissertation must be taken when all the non-dissertation courses are completed. No more than one dissertation course should be taken per session. Dissertation Guidelines

CSA 960a Dissertation - Practical Research I (Proposal)
CSA 960b Dissertation - Practical Research II (Review of Related Literature & Methodology)
CSA 960c Dissertation - Practical Research III (Data Collection & Analysis)
CSA 960d Dissertation - Practical Research IV (Dissertation complete and Oral Defense)

Each non-dissertation and dissertation course is valued as 4 credits with the exception of dissertation complete and oral defense which is valued as 2 credits; comprehensive examination is valued as 1 credit. Total Credits required for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cyber Security Administration is 63. Please refer to the University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.