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Cyber Operations Specialization

This National Cryptologic School (NCS) 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 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 NCS course work.

To apply for the program, you should:

  • Apply through the normal DSU MSCS Graduate application process.
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  • Complete the Additional NCS Instructions. NCS asks that you notify:

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!

Regardless of current affiliation, applicants who seek credit for service school coursework toward an NCS-articulated degree program are required to have an official transcript sent to the NCS registrar at this address:

Department of Defense
9800 Savage Road Suite 6801
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6801
ATTN: Registrar/Articulation Agreements

Stephen Krebsbach

Stephen Krebsbach

Professor of Computer Science / Coordinator for Master of Science 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: 605-256-5114
Email

Kathy Callies

Kathy Callies

Registrar

Department

Registrar's Office

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5143
Email

Jennifer Mees

Jennifer Mees

Program Assistant II

Department

Registrar's Office

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5263
Email

Laura Osborn

Laura Osborn

Director of Institutional Research

Department

Office of Institutional Research

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5023
Email