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Online Degrees in Science, Engineering & Technology

Online Degrees in CSET

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology is a dynamic school. It has been, and remains, a major force for change within the University as an innovator and initiator of most of the high demand and high technological programs on campus. 


Master of Science in Computer Science

Rasha Morsi, Ph.D. (Traditional Program) (Accelerated Online Program)
(757) 823-9448

The Master of Science degree in Computer Science requires 30 graduate credit hours of course work and a thesis (6 credits), or 33 graduate credit hours of course work and a project (3 credits). The program offers four choices of study: general study in computer science, emphasis in information assurance, emphasis in computational science and engineering, and emphasis in communication networks.

The Master of Science degree is also offered as an accelerated online program that can be completed in as few as 12 months at a reduced rate.

M.S. in Cybersecurity - Online

Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(757) 823-8654

The M.S. in Cybersecurity is a fully online degree program.  It is designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of well-educated security professionals.  Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communication skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity field. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to defend against cyber threats directed towards the USA.  In addition, students will be prepared to provide needed cybersecurity services to US agencies and organizations. Students will not only be trained to defend against cybersecurity attacks but also to use digital forensics to identify attackers.

The M.S. degree in Cybersecurity requires the successful completion of 36 graduate credit hours of course work which includes a capstone project of 6 credits.

M. S. in Electronics Engineering

Prathap Basappa, Ph.D.
(757) 823-2843

The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering program offers a rigorous and high quality graduate education that prepares students for successful professional careers in engineering.  Award-winning engineering faculty guide and mentor students to become innovative researchers and leaders for a technology driven global society. 

The M.S. program with a project is also offered as an online accelerated option for students interested in Biomedical Engineering or Microelectronics and Photonics.  Students who select this option should expect to complete M.S. degree in 1 year.


Master of Healthcare Administration - Online

Marie St. Rose, Ph.D.
Allied Health Director
(757) 823-2480}

The Master of Healthcare Administration (HCA) seeks to prepare students to function as leaders in the delivery of health care services. The curriculum is competency-based and grouped in five domains: communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the health care environment, and business skills and knowledge. The program is delivered fully online to provide flexibility for professionals who are balancing personal and work responsibilities with academia. 

The curriculum for the Master of Healthcare Administration requires the successful completion of 36 credit hours of course work including a master’s research project (3 credits). Courses are offered in sequence every fall and spring. Students must complete the program within four years.

Master of Health Informatics (MHI) - Online

Marie St. Rose, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(757) 823-2480

The MHI degree in Health Informatics is to educate students to use electronic health records (EHR) to support the delivery of  healthcare services. The program will provide students with an understanding of health informatics as it relates to health data management and analysis. Students will learn to extract and organize health data. Students will be able to analyze the extracted data and provide healthcare providers with information to make improvements in patient care. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills in coursework that address health informatics challenges (e.g., interoperability, inaccurate health data, and limited reporting). Students will study the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze healthcare information. The MHI degree program will produce graduates who are generalist and possess the appropriate foundational knowledge and skills to apply principles and concepts of health informatics to manage and analyze health data.