MS Cybersecurity

MS Cybersecurity

Master's Degree in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in computing in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% through 2029, over seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4%. This new program offered by the Computer Science department leverages already existing programs that our university offers, but allows students to achieve the same education quality at a reduced rate in a shorter amount of time. 

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.

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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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!

How can I apply?

The Masters of Cybersecurity is administered by the Global Learning & Partnerships of Rowan University (GLP).

To start an application for this degree, please click here and you will be directed to GLP's site with further information and the application. Applicants generally will need to have or provide:

  • a B.S. degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field;
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned);
  • a current professional resume;
  • a typewritten statement of professional objectives;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended.