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).
Convenes
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grades below these standards will need to retake the courses to bring their grades within standards or they will be withdrawn from the program.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
MA4027 | Graph Theory and Applications | | 4 | 0 |
MA4404 | Structure and Analysis of Complex Networks | | 4 | 0 |
and one of the following:
MA4400 | Cooperation and Competition | | 4 | 0 |
MA4494 | Topics in Network Science | | 4 | 0 |
CS4558 | Network Traffic Analysis | | 3 | 2 |
OA4202 | Network Flows and Graphs | | 4 | 0 |
EC4770 | Wireless Communications Network Security | | 3 | 2 |
DA4410 | Models of Conflict | | 4 | 0 |
DA4600 | Dark Networks | | 4 | 0 |