Cohort 2013

Preparatory Courses – 2013

The following four online courses provide a strong foundation for the Master’s program and students are encouraged to take the courses as refreshers.  These courses do not count toward the hours required for the Master’s degree. For course descriptions, see the Graduate School catalog at - http://www.jmu.edu/gradcatalog/ . CS510 and CS511 are taught every summer, and CS512 and CS515 are taught every fall. 

Summer Courses
May 6 – June 28, 2013 CS511 Computer Organization
May 6 – Aug 9, 2013 CS510 Object Oriented Programming
Fall Courses
Starts Aug 26, 2013 CS512 Data Structures
CS515 Foundations of Computer Science

2013 Tentative Cohort Schedule

All courses are offered asynchronously over the Internet.  The schedule follows JMU’s calendar for fall and spring semesters.  Course schedules and courses offerings are subject to change with advance notice to students. 

Spring, Semester 1
Starts Jan 13, 2014 CS550 Operating Systems
CS652 Formal Methods of Information Security
Summer Course
June 2 – July 25, 2014 CS523 Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace
Fall, Semester 2
Starts Aug 25, 2014 CS555 Secure Software Engineering
CS560 Networks and Network Security
Spring, Semester 3
Starts Jan 5, 2015 CS633 Computer Forensics
CS627 Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications
Summer 2015
Summer Thesis Work or Comprehensive Exam Prep
Fall, Semester 4

Starts Aug 2015

CS660 Advanced Network Security AND 
InfoSec Elective (non-thesis students) OR
CS700 Thesis (thesis approval and research)
Spring, Semester 5
Starts Jan 2016 CS625 Secure Operations AND
InfoSec Elective (non-thesis students) OR
CS700 Thesis (continued research, thesis defense)

INFOSEC Electives

  • CS621  Software Assurance
  • CS640  Malware Analysis
  • CS675  Distributed Computing and Security
  • CS685  Special Topics

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