Additional Program Information
All students who have a cumulative GPA of below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If a student will not be able to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 within a reasonable time, the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student receives a grade of F or FW in any course the student may be subject to dismissal from the College. For all students on probation, future registrations must be reviewed and approved by the director of the student’s program as well as the school dean.
In all subsequent terms in which the student is on probation the student is required to achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or higher. If the 3.0 or higher is not achieved, the student will be dismissed. Students who receive a grade of lower than B may be required to repeat the course. Students will be allowed to repeat a course only once.
Advisement and Plan of Study
Those students looking for advice and direction on academic issues, individual plans of study, course waivers and program requirements should contact the program director.
Non-Degree students must obtain permission to register from the program director or the chair before the beginning of each session. All questions regarding degree requirements and waivers must be discussed with the program director.
The Cybersecurity MS Program offers IASP 600 for students to complete their capstone requirement. It is expected that Capstone students shall make satisfactory progress with their program’s culminating activity.
After a student registers for the courses in all categories and IASP 600 , the student may elect to write a Master’s Thesis. Students electing to write the thesis must register for IASP 601 .
In order to be designated as full-time a student must take nine credits per semester. No students may exceed nine credits per semester. Part-time students may take three to six credits per semester. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
To be eligible for graduation a student must complete 30 credits of the program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The grade of Incomplete may be granted for a course in which the student has not completed all course requirements due to extenuating and unforeseeable circumstances. The student must request an incomplete grade directly from the instructor; it should not be considered automatic.
All grades of Incomplete must be completed within one year. If not completed in a year, the course must be retaken.
Every course in the program is offered both online and on-campus. In a case of one course is cancelled due to low number of enrollment, students can register the other but are allowed to take it either online or on-campus.
Maintenance of Good Academic Standing
The cumulative GPA for both good academic standing and degree conferral is a 3.0. A student admitted as a special matriculant is required to achieve a 3.0 average or better after completing six credits. Grades are subject to review by the faculty advisor and program director at the end of each term. If the academic average falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation.
Maintenance of Matriculation
It is expected that students will fulfill the requirements for their graduate degree by registering over successive sessions. Registration is accomplished by either enrolling in classes or maintaining matriculation. The Maintaining Matriculation fee is $100 per session and is processed as a registration.
Students who have not maintained matriculation and wish to return to their program within one year after their last course will be charged the Maintaining Matriculation fee of $100 for each missed session. Maintenance of matriculation without attending classes is limited to one year. Activated U.S. Military Reservists are not required to pay the Maintenance of Matriculation fee.
Procedures for Readmission
Students who have not attended classes for one year and who have not maintained matriculation, but are desirous of resuming their studies, are required to file an application for readmission with the Office of Graduate Admissions. Such students are required to re-enter under the existing admission standards and program requirements of the program at the time of re-entry.
Requirements for the degree must be completed within five years from the candidate’s date of matriculation (exclusive of time spent in the Armed Forces). An exception may be made by the program director if the student’s request demonstrates circumstances beyond their control that temporarily interfere with the ability to complete the program on time.
Advanced graduate courses taken at other graduate schools prior to admission to the Cybersecurity Master’s program may be transferred for credit with the permission of the program director. Such courses may be used to meet the degree requirements, provided the student requests the transfer of credit in writing at the time of application. Transfer credit must be advanced work for courses with a grade of B or better completed within the three-five year period prior to admission to the program. The grades received in those courses for which transfer credit is granted are not computed in the quality-point average for work performed in the program. All transfer credits must be from courses completed within the last five years. Transfer credit is generally limited to six credits. Up to 6 credits can be accepted in transfer based on a review by the program director and approval by the Chair of the department.