MSSI Course Distribution

All courses supporting the MSSI are categorized as one of four areas of Technology, Policy, Health, and Management. Each course is further classified into Core, Elective or Foundational category.

  • For seven-week course modules, e.g., several courses offered through the Whiting School of Engineering Center for Leadership Education, two of them count as one course of 3 credit hours.
  • Two quarter-based courses, e.g., several courses of course numbers starting with ME from the School of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Informatics, are equivalent of one WSE course of 3 credit hours.
  • Please see the University Catalog for the course descriptions.

[F- Fall, S-Spring, Q-Quarter]

Core Technology Courses

  • EN.601.640 Web Security (F)
  • EN.601.642 Modern Cryptography (F)
  • EN.601.643 Security and Privacy in Computing (F)
  • EN.601.742 Advanced Topics in Cryptography (S)
  • EN.601.743 Advanced Topics in Computer Security (S)
  • EN.601.745 Advanced Topics in Applied Cryptography (F)
  • EN.650.601 Introduction to Information Security (F)
  • EN.650.624/EN.601.644 Network Security (S)
  • EN.650.631 Ethical Hacking (S)
  • EN.650.645/EN.601.645 Practical Cryptographic Systems (S)
  • EN.650.654 Computer Intrusion Detection (S)
  • EN.650.656 Computer Forensics (F)
  • EN.650.658 Introduction to Cryptography (F)
  • EN.650.660 Software Vulnerability Analysis (F)
  • EN.650.663 Cloud Computing Security (F)
  • EN.650.671/EN.553.371 Cryptography and Coding (S)
  • EN.650.672 Security Analytics (F)
  • EN.650.673 Mobile and Wireless Security (F)
  • EN.650.724/EN.601.744 Advanced Network Security (F)
  • EN.650.757 Advanced Computer Forensics (S)

Elective Technology Courses

  • EN.601.631 Theory of Computation
  • EN.601.633 Introduction to Algorithms
  • EN.601.641 Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies (S)
  • EN.650.621 Critical Infrastructure Protection (F)
  • EN.650.840 Information Security Independent Study

Core Policy Courses

  • EN.650.614 Rights in Digital Age (F)
  • EN.650.640 Moral and Legal Foundations of Privacy (S)
  • EN.650.681 Global Cybersecurity Trends and Practices (S)
  • EN.660.311 Law and the Internet (F, S)

Core Management Courses

  • EN.650.653 Financial Issues in Managing a Secure Operation (S)
  • EN.650.655 Implementing Effective Information & Security Programs (F)
  • EN.650.683 Cybersecurity Risk Management (F)
  • EN.663.678 Cybersecurity Innovation and Entrepreneurship (S)

Foundational Management Courses (offered by CLE)

  • EN.663.644 Writing Articles and Technical Reports
  • EN.663.645 Improving Presentation Skills for Scientists and Engineers
  • EN.663.660 Managing People and Resolving Conflict
  • EN.663.670 Project Management
  • EN.663.671 Leading Change
  • EN.663.673 Leading and Managing Teams in Virtual, Local and Global Settings
  • EN.663.674 Fundamentals of Management

Core Health Courses

  • ME.600.900 Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment (F,Q1)
  • ME.600.901 Health Sciences Informatics: Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support (S,Q4)
  • ME.600.903 Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics (F,Q1)
  • ME.600.906 Real Time Disease Surveillance (S,Q3)

Elective Policy/Health/Management Courses

Elective Policy/Health/Management courses can be chosen with the approval of the MSSIfaculty advisor. The following are sample courses offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Carey Business School, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

  • PH.300.651 Intro to US Healthcare System Policy
  • AS.406.665 Art and Practice of Intelligence
  • AS.470.764 From Information Warfare to Information Power
  • AS.470.740 Conflict and Security in Cyberspace

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