Manage your way to a better career with a Master of Science, focused in Biometrics, to meet industry/business requirements in this dynamic field. Have a unique opportunity to build your academic and professional portfolios on topics such as biometrics policy, law, and ethics, information security concepts, and systems interoperability. Research biometrics technologies for security, access control, and the authentication of individuals using latest algorithms, tools, and equipment. Be exposed to various design principles of trusted computing bases, legal regulations, investigation and compliance requirements, secure computing concepts, numerous security protocols and principles, practical networking security methodologies, and an introduction to business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.
Purdue faculty, led by Dr. Steve Elliott, have worked with biometrics businesses and technical societies to define the competencies that employers are looking for in biometrics hires. Begin in an 8-week introductory course focusing on self-evaluation to establish the areas of study that match your knowledge and career goals. Research opportunities also exist for special areas of interest.
The curriculum is designed to develop analytic and problem-solving skills and master technical and statistical tools for decision-making, giving you the tools to operate at a higher level. Purdue is a tier-one research university so as you do research assignments in the various courses, you can guide your research topics towards the area that is your future goal.
This program is 100% online, so you can get your degree at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, choosing times for class work and study that fit your lifestyle. Courses are offered in a rolling format that allows you to complete the 33 required credit hours in 2 to 5 years, with professors available online or by phone to assist.
To learn more about the ongoing research and innovations at Purdue visit the International Center for Biometric Research by clicking the image below.