The DCS in Digital Systems Security is offered through CTU's Institute for Advanced Studies to develop leaders in the implementation, evaluation and analysis of digital systems in which security is a primary component.
This 3-year Doctoral program is designed to help provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue career opportunities in Digital Systems Security. The program includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, in addition to one research and writing class taken each quarter. Each class is taken online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium lasting four and a half days.
Coursework is focused on teaching students how to demonstrate expertise within a sub-discipline of Digital Systems Security by summarizing the state of the art, selecting an important problem, conducting research addressing the problem and extending current knowledge with the results. Students are challenged to make well-founded forecasts about future challenges and developments in Digital Systems Security. They are also required to communicate their research results and prepare them for publication. Students have the option to complete a dissertation or four publishable papers as part of the DCS degree.
CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary.