Computer Security and Forensics Education Programs


We offer a plethora of programs and courses on computer security and forensics to meet the cyber security and forensics demand. According to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Pentagon is "desperately short of people who have capabilities (defensive and offensive cyber security war skills) in all the services and we have to address it."

1. Department of Computer Science

The CS department offers BS, MS and PhD programs. Go to the CS department page here and click Courses This Semester to check courses available this semester. Click a course and now the course description is shown.

CS undergraduate course listing is here. Graduate course listing is here. Computer security and forensics related courses are below.

Graduate courses
COMP.661 Advanced Topics in Network Security
COMP.561 Computer & Network Security I
COMP.562 Computer Security II
COMP.530 Cyber Crime Investigation

Undergraduate courses
COMP.3611 Introduction to computer security
COMP.4611 Cyber Crime Investigation

2. Division of Online and Continuing Education

a. The Graduate Certificate in Network Security. Go to the page to review the course description and availability at the current semester.

MSIT.5610 Computer Network Security
MSIT.5620 Digital Forensics
MSIT.5630 Secure Mobile Networks
MSIT.5430 Intrusion Detection Systems
MSIT.5410 Information Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
MSIT.5450 Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program

b. Online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). All the courses for the Graduate Certificate in Network Security are incorporated into the MSIT program in case students want to pursue MSIT, which is offered by the UMass Lowell Computer Science Department in collaboration with the Division of Online and Continuing Education. This contemporary degree is technically-focused and features cutting-edge knowledge content critical to the workforce needs of the IT industry.

c. Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (BSIT)
The need for highly skilled professionals with the latest knowledge of information technology continues to grow. UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology offers a cutting-edge program designed to prepare students for positions in a world increasingly centered around Information Technology.

With UMass Lowell's wide array of IT course offerings, students are able to study a number of different subjects including programming, networking, database management, website design, multimedia and more. Courses are available in topics such as Java Programming, Web Development, Linux / UNIX Systems Administration, Network Security, and Relational Database Concepts.

90.385 Introduction to Information Security
90.457 Network Security

3. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE undergraduate course listing is here. Graudate course listing is here. Computer security and forensics related courses are below.

16.658: Computer Network Security

4. School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Please refer to the department page here for the program that looks to the future by focusing on emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security. The school is a leader in the use of innovative technologies, and offers cutting edge graduate programs both on campus and online.

Undergraduate course listing is here. Graduate course listing is here.

The Department also offer graduate certificates online. The graduate program offers six, 12-credit certificates that are designed to meet the diverse needs of criminal justice professionals:

Criminal Justice Informatics
Domestic Violence Prevention
Forensic Criminology
Leadership & Policy Development
Security Studies
Victims' Studies

5. Manning School of Business

Business school graduate course listing is here. Computer security and forensics related courses are below.

MIST.770 Information Privacy and Security