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Master of Public Affairs Dual Degree Programs

Dual Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management

The IU-Bloomington Cybersecurity Program and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs offer a dual-degree program that qualifies students for a M.P.A./M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management. Study for the dual degree can be combined for a total of 51 credit hours instead of the 78 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately. Neither degree will be awarded until the requirements for both degrees have been met. The M.P.A. requirements may be taken residentially or online.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements are the same as for the Master of Science degree except that students must also apply to the M.P.A. program at O’Neill and meet its established M.P.A. admissions criteria. Students must be accepted for admission to both units separately in order to be admitted to the program.

Cybersecurity M.S. Course Requirements (30 credit hours):

The M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management requires that students take six credits in law courses, six credits in business courses, six credits in informatics or computer science courses, nine credits from a list of elective courses (offered at Maurer, the Kelley School of Business, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering), and a three-credit Cybersecurity Risk Management Capstone course. In this combined degree, the Cybersecurity M.S. component uses both required MPA concentration courses and SPEA-V 540 to satisfy the required nine credits of electives.

At least 6 credit hours from Technical Cybersecurity courses offered at Luddy:

CSCI-A 538 Network Technologies and System Administration (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 541 Computing & Technology Bootcamp I (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 542 Technical Foundations of Cybersecurity (3 cr.)
INFO-I 520 Security for Networked Systems  (3 cr.)
INFO-I 521 Malware: Threat & Defense (3 cr.)
INFO-I 533 Systems and Protocol Security and Info. Assurance (3 cr.)
INFO-I 537 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (3 cr.)
INFO-I 538 Introduction to Cryptography (3 cr.)

At least 6 credit hours from Information Technology Risk Management offered at Kelley:

BUEX-C 533 Data Warehousing & Visualization (3 cr.)
BUEX-C 541 Enterprise Systems (3 cr.)
BUKD-C 522 IT Technology for Managers (3 cr.)
BUKD-C 548 Managing Intellectual Property in Global Business (3 cr.)
BUKD-T 501 Big Data Technologies (3 cr.)
BUKD-T 522 IT Architecture (3 cr.)
BUKD-T 560 IT Risk Management (3 cr.)
BUKD-T 578 Cybersecurity Law & Policy (3 cr.)
BUKD-T 579 Information Systems Security (3 cr.)

At least 6 credit hours from Cybersecurity Law and Policy offered at Maurer (with BUKD-T 578 offered at Kelley):

BUKD-T 578 Cybersecurity Law & Policy (3 cr.)
LAW-B 536 Health Privacy Law (2 cr.)
LAW-B 587 Information Security Law (3 cr.)
LAW-B 708 Information Privacy Law I (3 cr.)
LAW-B 728 Information Privacy Law II (3 cr.)
LAW-B 738 Cybersecurity (3 cr.)

Three credit hours in a Cybersecurity Risk Management Capstone:

BUS-L 589 Information Privacy Law I (3 cr.)
GRAD-C 516 Information Privacy Law II (3 cr.)

Note: Although a Cybersecurity course, this course may count towards an elective course for the specialized concentration for the MPA and will fulfill the experiential requirement. If a student wishes to pursue this route, this course will not count towards the M.S. part of the dual degree.

The MPA Component of the Dual M.P.A./Cybersecurity M.S. Degree (30 credit hours)

O'Neill School M.P.A. Core Requirements (15 credit hours):
SPEA-F 560 Public Finance and Budgeting  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 540 Law and Public Affairs (3 cr.)
Specialized Concentration or Focus Area (15 credit hours):

Choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours):

SPEA-I 519 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-I 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 507 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (3 cr.)

 In consultation with an advisor choose three course (9 credit hours) electives in a specialized area.

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