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The power of your degree

Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity combines an understanding of information security technology with relevant knowledge from law, the social sciences, criminology, and management. The MS in Cybersecurity program is designed for working professionals and recent graduates who want knowledge they can apply in their workplaces to assess and manage information security risks effectively.

Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Building core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network security theory, processes and practices.
  • Planning and implementing security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems.
  • Identifying and addressing legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights and identifying how they inform specific cybersecurity plans and decisions.
  • Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, with corporate management on cybersecurity-related issues.

Our MS in Cybersecurity graduates have found career success at a range of companies and government organizations, including:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Synopsys
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Raytheon
  • US Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • US Department of Justice
  • US National Security Agency

Here’s what one of our graduates has to say about the MS in Cybsersecurity program:

“I had an incredible experience in the program. I met some of the most brilliant minded colleagues and challenged myself in a way I didn’t know was possible. I’m forever grateful to the program for getting me a step closer to expertise in the field of cybersecurity.”

– Ally Hoffman, Alum 2017

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MS in Cybersecurity Curriculum

Overview Program Requirements

 

During the Fall 2018 semester, the MS in Cybersecurity curriculum committee approved changes to program’s electives. These changes have not been made in the university’s online catalog. The new elective courses are:

  • CS6720 Machine Learning in Cyber security and Privacy
  • CS7580 Special Topics in Offensive Security
  • POLS7441 Cyber Conflict
  • CS5610 Web Development

PPUA6505 Public Budgeting and Financial Management has been removed from the list of approved electives.

The MS in cybersecurity can be combined with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership offered through The Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership. Find out more about this option.