Network Science Certificate - Curriculum 200

Program Manager

Ralucca Gera, Ph.D.

Code MA, Spanagel Hall, Room 260

(831) 656-2230, DSN 756-2230

Fax: (831) 656-2355

rgera@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate in Network Science provides education in the use of mathematical methods for the analysis, understanding, and exploitation of complex networks. Network Science has emerged as an area critical to the success of the mission of the Navy and the Department of Defense because of the central role it plays in cybersecurity, network-centric warfare, and other related areas of critical interest. A thorough understanding of the underlying mathematics is essential for the correct interpretation and further development of practical methods, models, and approaches to problems involving complex networks. The certificate program is designed to provide that very background. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will be awarded an academic certificate in keeping with standard practices of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Requirements for Entry

Prospective students must have taken or validated one of MA3025 (suggested), MA2025, MA1025, or equivalent (a working knowledge of mathematical logic, proof techniques and elementary discrete mathematics).

Entry Date

Program entry dates are flexible and students who wish to pursue this certificate should coordinate with the program manager.

Program Length

Variable, usually 1 year.

MA Academic Certificate Requirements

To earn the academic certificate students must pass all three courses with a C+ (2.3 Quality Point Rating (QPR)) or better in each course and an overall GQPR of 3.0 or better. Students earning grades below these standards will need to retake the courses to bring their grades within standards or they will be withdrawn from the program.

Prerequisite Courses

One of MA3025 (suggested), MA2025, MA1025, or equivalent (a working knowledge of mathematical logic, proof techniques and elementary discrete mathematics).

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA4027Graph Theory and Applications

4

0

MA4404Structure and Analysis of Complex Networks

4

0

and one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA4400Cooperation and Competition

4

0

MA4494Topics in Network Science

4

0

CS4558Network Traffic Analysis

3

2

OA4202Network Flows and Graphs

4

0

EC4770Wireless Communications Network Security

3

2

DA4410Models of Conflict

4

0

DA4600Dark Networks

4

0