IA-REDI is a National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. Our main office is housed in room 613 of the Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research (MCAR) on the campus of Norfolk State University.There is also a Digital Forensics center located in Room 503 MCAR and Network and Cloud Computing Laboratories located in the Robinson Technology Center. Dr. Jonathan Graham (Professor of Computer Science), serves as the center's director. We are active in research, education and community outreach. We are in the process of developing computer security products which we hope will make a huge impact on addressing our nation's need for cybersecurity.
The Computer Science Graduate Program at Norfolk State University provides a quality computer science graduate education to students, especially those from the underrepresented sector of the population, by strengthening analytic skills, offering valuable research experiences, and promoting professional development in computer science.
The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University offers a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with several tracks, one of which is Information Assurance. The Computer Science Department also offers two Master’s Degrees, a Master's in Computer Science and a Master's in Cybersecurity.
Bachelor's of Computer Science, Information Assurance Track
The Bachelors of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science requires 120 credit hours of course work including a Senior project.
Master's Computer Science
The Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science requires 30 graduate credit hours of course work including a thesis (6 credits), or 33 graduate credit hours of course work including a project (3 credits). The program has three areas of study: Computer Science (General Option), Emphasis in Information Assurance, and an Emphasis in Communications Networks.
The M.S. in Cybersecurity degree program consists of 36 credit hours and is a non-thesis degree. It will be delivered entirely online which provides accessibility and flexibility to accommodate students who are currently employed, have families or both.
NSU will utilize its Learning Management System to deliver lectures, course materials and assessments. In addition, students will have web-based access to NSU’s Virtual Laboratory powered by Network Development Group (NDG) NETLAB+. This resource allows NSU to host real lab equipment, virtual machines and lab content for students to complete labs. These virtual machine exercises cover a wide range of topics including Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Cryptography and Networking among others.