What is a professional degree?

A professional degree differs from a traditional academic graduate degree in that it is a terminal degree focused on the practical aspects of applying the tools and techniques of the discipline, and less focused on the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.  A student in the Information Security for Computing Professionals (ISCP) program will be prepared for advanced work in information security for software systems and networks and data security, but will not be positioned to continue on to a Ph.D. degree.

In addition to the specialized area of focus for the professional masters degree, this program is suitable for individuals with more diverse computer science education experiences, such as professionals with programming experience acquired during their career, or through a CS minor in their undergraduate degree.

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