Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces

Cyber CSOF SIT 5743 Open Nomination Only ACCET Accredited Top Secret/SCI


This graduate-level, resident, seminar course analyzes cyber policies and capabilities within the SOF enterprise. Students examine the mechanics of cyber operations, question the applicability of cyber terms, and investigate SOF's role in the U.S. government's approach to cyber operations. Ultimately, students will question what SOF must do to expand its ability to operate in the cyberspace domain. The course is composed of 4 weeks of unclassified distance learning (self-paced, asynchronous) and 2 weeks classified resident.


Special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O4-O5), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.


The course is conducted at the level Top Secret (TS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Alternative Compensatory Control Measures (ACCM)-level. Students must have a TS clearance and be indoctrinated into a SCI billet prior to course commencement. Specific ACCM indoctrination will occur upon arrival if the student is not already cleared for the required ACCM.


Students will utilize the unclassified Blackboard tool during the Distance Learning phase of the course. A login will be provided upon acceptance to the course. Students will utilize USSSOCOM SOCRATES (TS//SCI network) during the resident phase of the course. If a student does not have a SOCRATES account, a student account will be provided. Prior to execution of the resident phase, guidance for passing PKI certifications will also be provided.


JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.

25A (10-Mar-2025 to 21-Mar-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 01/10/2025 DL Course Start Date: 02/10/2025 DL Course End Date: 03/07/2025 In Resident Course Start Date: 03/10/2025 In Resident Course End Date: 03/21/2025
Enrollment Closed
25B (02-Jun-2025 to 13-Jun-2025)
Location: JSOU Bldg
Comments: Enrollment Open: 03/28/2025 DL Course Start Date: 04/28/2025 DL Course End Date: 05/30/2025 In Resident Course Start Date: 06/02/2025 In Resident Course End Date: 06/13/2025
Enrollment Closed