General Program Requirements

  • A total of 32 semester hours
  • 3 credits of TCP fundamentals coursework.
  • 1 TCP core course in each of the following domains: Networks and Wireless, Cybersecurity, Policy, and Strategy and Management.
  • 9 credits of TCP advanced electives coursework.
  • 2 credits of TCP seminar.
  • Completion of either a master's thesis or the TCP capstone sequence.
  • Completion of all degree requirements within four years of entering the program.
  • Pass all courses with grades of B- or better and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Specific implementation of these requirements and additional requirements for the MS degree in TCP are described in the relevant curriculum section of the Graduate Handbook.

  • CYBR 5013 Fundamentals of Systems Administration

  • CYBR 5016 Fundamentals of Network Systems

  • CYBR 5026 Fundamentals of Broadband and Wireless

Core Courses

  • CYBR 5150 Network Management and Automation

  • CYBR 5160 Introduction to Enterprise Networks

  • CYBR 5170 IP Routing Protocols and Policies

  • CYBR 5200 Introduction to Wireless Systems

Advanced Elective Courses

  • CYBR 5113 System Administration

  • CYBR 5210/6210 Wireless and Cellular Systems

  • CYBR 5220 Wireless Local Area Networks

  • CYBR 5230/5260 Wireless Systems Lab

  • CYBR 6140 Voice Over IP: Voice Network Design and Implementation

  • CYBR 6150 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

  • CYBR 6151 SDN Virtualization and Orchestration

  • CYBR 6160 Datacenter Networks

  • CYBR 6161 Internet Service Provider Networks

  • CYBR 6170 IP Network Design

  • CYBR 6200 Advance Wireless Lab

Core Course

  • CYBR 5300 Introduction to CyberSecurity (same as CSCI 5403)

Advanced Elective Courses

TCP Cybersecurity courses are currently listed as CYBR 5830 Special Topics sections. New course numbers will be coming soon.

  • CYBR 5830 Cybersecurity Auditing

  • CYBR 5830 Implementing Cybersecurity Change

  • CYBR 5830 Introduction to Blockchain

  • CYBR 5830 Immersive Cyber Defense

  • CYBR 5830 Business of FinTech

  • CYBR 5830 Implications of Cyberspace

  • CYBR 5830 Introduction to Digital Forensics

  • CYBR 5830 Mathematics of Cryptosystems

  • CYBR 5830 Penetration and Security Testing

  • CYBR 5830 Technology Ventures

  • CYBR 6113 Secure Linux Platform Engineering

  • CSCI 5413 Computer Security and Ethical Hacking

  • ECEN 5033 Cryptocurrency Security (same as CSCI 4830)

Core Course

  • CYBR 5400 Principles of Internet Policy

Advanced Elective Courses

  • CYBR 5250 Technology Law and Policy Clinic

  • CYBR 5380 Future of Video: Technology, Policy, and Economics

  • CYBR 5410 Telecommunications Law and Policy

  • CYBR 5420 Spectrum Management and Policy

  • CYBR 5830 Cybersecurity Policy

  • Many CU Law School courses count as Policy Core and Adavnced Elective courses; additional courses coming soon.

Core Course

  • CYBR 5500 Entrepreneurship: Commercial Strategy and Operations

Advanced Elective Courses

  • CYBR 5050 Network Economics and Finance

  • CYBR 5510 Technology Strategy, Implementation and Results

  • EMEN 5015 Engineering Communication

  • EMEN 5030 Fundamentals of Project Management

  • EMEN 5031 Software Project Management

  • EMEN 5080 Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering Management

  • Many Leeds School of Business courses count as Strategy and Mangement Core and Elective courses; additional courses coming soon

The two-semester Capstone Projects course sequence includes two required courses:

  • CYBR 5700 Research Methods
  • CYBR 5710 Capstone Projects

The fundamental course objective of the TCP Capstone Projects sequence is to teach you how to engineer a complex, inter/multidisciplinary design and implementation problems in a group environment. Capstone Projects focuses on the synthesis and application of the basic science, mathematics, engineering theory and design skills. The course teaches basic knowledge in component and systems engineering design and provides an introduction into project management, including financial responsibility.

Master’s Thesis may be done in place of the Capstone Project course sequence. The thesis must:

  • Be pre-approved by your faculty advisor
  • Consist of original and independent research conducted under the supervision of your faculty advisor.
  • Be related to your major field of study.
  • Represent the equivalent of 6 semester hours of course work.
  • Comply with the University of Colorado Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Specifications.

Additional deadlines and requirements apply. Please be sure to speak with your advisor before choosing the Master’s Thesis option. The examination committee for your MS thesis will consist of three graduate faculty members.