MS Cybersecurity

MS Cybersecurity

Master's Degree in Cybersecurity

This new program is a mix of computer science, cybersecurity, and business designed to help students meet the very high and rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. Through this program, students will be equipped with the strong background and skills necessary to counter the ever-increasing cyberattacks and data privacy exploits and to protect the exponentially expanding information storage platforms. For a general overview of the program, see our brochure.

How does this program prepare its graduates?

As part of a strong and vibrant graduate program, students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand key issues, current and emerging threats, as well as state of the art defenses to cyber threats in the field of cybersecurity.

  • Students will learn to articulate the core concepts of cybersecurity, asset protection, and cyber defense.
  • Students will learn specific techniques for vulnerability analysis and security risk assessment.
  • Students will become proficient in graduate-level writing and management skills.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to craft detailed communications targeted for different levels of a given enterprise.
  • Students are required to take at least six credits in the area of Business Skills for IT Professionals, including a mandatory strategic writing class. These courses will assess student abilities through presentations, papers, exams, and homework assignments.

Who can enroll in this program?

The program will be accessible to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, including recent college graduates with a technical degree, recent college graduates with non-technical degrees, and working professionals seeking to obtain education and qualifications in cybersecurity.

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Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Many companies have tuition reimbursement programs that provide for the M.S. or one of the Certificate of Graduate Studies programs.

What jobs will this program prepare its graduates for?

Successful graduates will be competitive in the labor market, go on to pursue careers in industry, government, and academia, and become valued contributors to society. Below are just a few of the jobs that graduates of this program could potentially seek out.

  • Security Software Developer
  • IT Network and Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Information Security Consultant
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Management positions in the cybersecurity domain, including Chief Information Security Officer
  • And more!