Cohort 2014

Preparatory Courses – 2014

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 19 – July 11, 2014 CS511 Computer Organization
May 19 – Aug 15, 2014 CS510 Object Oriented Programming
Fall Courses
Starts Aug 25, 2014 CS512 Data Structures
CS515 Foundations of Computer Science

2014 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 12, 2015 CS550 Operating Systems
CS652 Formal Methods of Information Security
Summer Course
June 1 – July 24, 2015 CS523 Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace
Fall, Semester 2
Starts Aug 31, 2015 CS531 Secure Programming
CS560 Networks and Network Security
Spring, Semester 3
Starts Jan 11, 2016 CS633 Computer Forensics
CS627 Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications
Summer 2016
Summer Thesis Work or Comprehensive Exam Prep
Fall, Semester 4

Starts Aug 2016

CS660 Advanced Network Security AND 
InfoSec Elective (non-thesis students) OR
CS700 Thesis (thesis approval and research)
Spring, Semester 5
Starts Jan 2017 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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