The primary objective of the Cyber Academic Group is to offer educational programs, such as the multidisciplinary Cyber Systems and Operations program, to military Officers and government civilians.
These programs are intended to enable graduates to substantively improve the ability of our nation not only to support cyber-dependent missions and functions, but also to achieve focused objectives within the cyber domain itself. This is complemented by a synergistic linkage between cyber research relevant to the Department of Defense and U.S Government and the CAG’s graduate education programs. Student research topics address timely and relevant problems of sponsors and complement the longitudinal research efforts of CAG faculty members.
Faculty from the departments of Computer Science, Defense Analysis, Information Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, and National Security Affairs as well as the Information Dominance Center for Excellence, the Center for Cyber Warfare, and the MOVES Institute are represented within the CAG, thereby ensuring education and research applied to the cyber programs are thoroughly interdisciplinary. Its members and their colleagues teach courses and conduct fundamental and applied research focused on a broad range of challenges in cyber systems and operations. As subject matter experts, they bring their knowledge and understanding into the classroom and ensure that courses and student research are current and relevant.
Graduate Certificate Programs (Resident and DL)
- Cyber Security Fundamentals offered by the Computer Science Department (Resident/DL)
- Cyber Security Defense offered by the Computer Science Department (Resident/DL)
- Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques offered by the Computer Science Department (Resident/DL)
- Cyber Operations Infrastructure (Curriculum 227/228) offered by the Cyber Academic Group (Resident)
- Applied Cyber Operations (Curriculum 226) offered by the Cyber Academic Group (Resident)
- Cyber Warfare (Curriculum 288) offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Resident/DL)
- Cyber Systems offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Resident)
- Mathematics of Secure Communications offered by the Applied Mathematics Department (Resident)
- Cyberspace Operations Fundamentals CY3200 offered by the Information Sciences Department (Resident)
CAG Student Theses
The official Cyber Academic Group policy concerning requirements for theses and capstones, formation of committees, team theses and capstones, proposal and milestone requirements.
NPS maintains a website with information about thesis format. It's got a thesis prep manual and a lot of other useful information about theses and process. These folks encourage email questions from students (contact info provided) and also have workshops.
This link provides a template for your use during the development of your thesis proposal. (PDF)
Use this form to request an extension to your thesis deadline.
This link provides a Word doc form and contacts for Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements. Click here for more IRB info.