Cohort 2015

Preparatory Courses – 2015

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 18 – Aug 7, 2015 CS510 Object Oriented Programming
May 18 – July 10, 2015 CS511 Computer Organization 
Fall Courses
Starts Aug 31, 2015 CS512 Data Structures
CS515 Foundations of Computer Science

2015 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. 

Semester 1
Starts Jan 11, 2016 CS550 Operating Systems
CS652 Formal Methods of Information Security
Semester 2
Starts Aug 29, 2016  CS531 Secure Programming
CS610 Networks and Network Security
Semester 3
Starts Jan 9, 2017 CS633 Computer Forensics
CS627 Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications
Summer Course
June 5 – July 29, 2017 CS523 Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace
Semester 4

Starts Aug 2017

CS660 Advanced Network Security AND 
CS640 Malware Analysis OR 
CS700 Thesis (thesis approval and research)
Semester 5
Starts Jan 2018 CS635 Secure Operations AND
InfoSec Elective (non-thesis students) OR
CS700 Thesis (continued research, thesis defense)

INFOSEC Electives

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

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