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Cyber Operations Specialization

This National Cryptologic University articulation agreement is designed to provide students who have completed certain sponsored coursework an opportunity to more efficiently earn the DSU Master of Science degree in Computer Science (MSCS) with a specialization in Cyber Operations.

Students under this agreement may have up to 12 credits granted to be used towards the Cyber Operations specialization.

Students must meet all SD Board of Regents policies and university requirements for admission to the MSCS program, as well as all graduation requirements for the program. Two options for having credits granted are listed below along with directions on applying to the program.

Credit options

RIOT credit option

If you have completed the Remote Interactive Operator Training (RIOT) program and have not previously obtained credit as part of an undergraduate degree program, then 12 credits towards the specialization will be granted.

You will then have three credits remaining to complete the 15 credits of the Cyber Operations specialization, along with the completion of the five-course MSCS core. 

Per-course option

If you did not complete RIOT or you have already applied your RIOT credits towards an undergraduate degree, then you may be able to have up to 12 credit hours granted on a per-course basis.

You may be granted credits for individual courses in the Cyber Operations specialization through the use of National Cryptologic University coursework.

To apply for the program, you should:

  • Apply through the normal DSU MSCS Graduate application process.
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Military service school transcripts

Applicants may seek credit for certain service-based coursework as outlined in each specific articulation agreement. Each student is responsible for having his or her official service training record sent to:

DSU Registrar
820 N Washington Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Important!

To have your National Cryptologic University credits accepted by Dakota State University, you may request a transcript by mailing a request to this address:

National Cryptologic University, ATTN: Transcripts
9800 Savage Road Suite 6801
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6801

OR

Email: transcript_requests@nsa.gov

Stephen Krebsbach

Stephen Krebsbach

Professor / Coordinator for Ph.D. in Computer Science Program

Department

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education

Ph.D., North Dakota State University
M.S., Moorhead State University
B.S., Moorhead State University

Biography

I am a senior member of the Computer Science faculty, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.  My current teaching is focused in the areas of Program Languages, Operating Systems, and Advanced Database topics.  I also serve on several university and college committees along with working with students as academic advisor and graduate project advisor.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: 605-256-5838
Email

Kathy Callies

Kathy Callies

Registrar

Department

Registrar's Office

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5144
Email

Jennifer Mees

Jennifer Mees

Program Assistant II

Department

Registrar's Office

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5144
Email