1.) Degree and university name: PhD in Cyber Security, University of Rhode Island
Brief Description: URI's PhD Degree Program is a Computer Science PhD degree with its coursework concentration and research in Digital Forensics or in Cyber Security. Students must meet the admission and graduation requirements for the Computer Science PhD Degree program. Typically, students take the requirements for the Graduate Certificate get the Graduate Certificate degree, and then apply those courses towards their PhD degree. In addition to the courses applied from their Graduate Certificate, PhD students will work with their advisor to choose 4 MORE Digital Forensics or Cyber Security related courses to take, AND six traditional Computer Science courses.
certifications: Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics
Cyber Security Graduate Certificates
2.) Degree and university name: Doctorate in Information Assurance, University of Fairfax
Brief Description: If you seek to be recognized as a cybersecurity problem solver in senior management, policy-making, consulting or in an analyst position, you will want to pursue this degree. And if you wish to demonstrate expertise in creating innovative, feasible solutions for challenging cybersecurity problems at the enterprise level, you will want to pursue this degree.
As a DIA student you will identify a challenging, focused, cybersecurity problem relevant to your interests. Then, utilizing existing empirical research you will systematically design a novel solution and assess its feasibility for addressing the problem. Your dissertation will thoroughly document what you did and how you did it. DIA graduates can use their dissertations to pursue publishing opportunities.
3.) Degree and university name: Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, University of Fairfax
Brief Description: If you seek expert status as one who develops and adds empirical knowledge to the cybersecurity field in research institutes, think tanks, or academia or as a cybersecurity leader in policy, executive or senior consulting positions you will want to pursue this degree.
As a DSc student you will choose a challenging cybersecurity problem, relevant to your interests. Then, you will build on existing empirical research to design and conduct a research project. You will collect and analyze data to either test or develop a research hypothesis, which adds to the cybersecurity body of knowledge. The dissertation you produce will demonstrate how the new knowledge about your hypothesis relates to or adds to the existing knowledge about the cybersecurity research problem. DSc graduates can use their dissertations to pursue publishing opportunities.
masters degree: Master of Science in Information Security Management
4.) Degree and university name: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cyber Security Administration, Charisma University
Brief Description: The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cyber Security Administration is a degree program intended for professionals who seek to detect cybercrimes while protecting confidential information stored in computers. It is designed to provide an even more advanced training in the areas of computer science as a response to the fast advancements in the field of computer and technology. The program directly aims to further develop and strengthen the skills of trained individuals. Likewise, the students of the program are required to come up with a publishable research which focuses on the cyber security issues.
5.) Degree and university name: PhD in Cyber Security, Royal Holloway University of London
Brief Description: Following the establishment of Royal Holloway's Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, we will be looking for outstanding candidates to fill 10 well-funded doctoral studentships in Cyber Security, to start in October 2013, October 2014 and October 2015. Computing devices and data networks are an integral part of all our lives, and, as such, the security of our computing infrastructure - "cyber security" - is of crucial importance. These studentships provide an opportunity to undertake research and training in a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and of wide applicability.
bachelors degree: BSc in Computer Science (Information Security) – subject to validation