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Master of Science in Cybersecurity
The master's degree in cybersecurity requires completion of 30 credit hours and helps you take your career to the next level. Advanced application of cybersecurity principles and concepts, derived from real threats, ready you to be the leader your organization needs to protect its data. You will build and enhance your technical skills in cybersecurity while also exploring skillsets in communication, project management and collaboration that senior leaders need.
Students enrolling in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program can be admitted to start in either the fall or spring semesters.
All admission materials are submitted through the online application system.
Note: GRE is not required for admission.
International applicants will be required to submit additional documentation for immigration purposes. For internal admission, please consult timelines and requirements.
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Students must successfully complete the following courses:
- CYIS 5710: Information Security Fundamentals
- CYCS 5710: Network Security Fundamentals
Students must choose and successfully complete at least five of the following core courses:
CYCS 5730: Secure System Administration
CYCS 5740: Web Application Security
CYCS 5750: Software Development for Cybersecurity
CYIS 6710: Information Assurance and Security
CYIS 6720: Cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
CYIS 6730: Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
Students completing all six of the core courses must choose and successfully complete two of the following elective courses. Students completing five of the core courses above must choose and successfully complete three of the following elective courses:
CYCS 6730: Installation Hardening
CYCS 6740: Wireless Ethical Hacking
CYCS 6750: Network Penetration Testing
CIS 6300: Business Data Management
CIS 6620: Business Project Management
CIS 6660: Information Security Operations Management
Students admitted through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences must take at least 18 credits of their classes in CYCS courses. Students admitted through the Haworth College of Business must take at least 18 credits of their classes in the CIS/CYIS courses.
All courses are offered online in a traditional 15-week-long format. View the course schedule here.
Current tuition rates are available from the Office of the Registrar.