Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Protect and secure data from attack and compromise

Data makes the world go around. It’s at the heart of business, government, finance, healthcare and many other sectors that are vital to our country. We rely on the security of this data to protect our economy, our personal information and our country’s infrastructure. As we grow more reliant upon this data, we also grow more vulnerable. Protecting this complex cyber infrastructure takes constant vigilance, dedication and education.

Cutting-edge skills for cybersecurity professionals

Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity program* exposes students to the latest tools, practices, methods and procedures used to manage and protect critical information infrastructures and other sensitive assets. This arms students with the knowledge they need to protect systems, networks, and data from disruption, unauthorized access, alteration or even destruction.

This comprehensive program investigates the current trends and emerging threats in the industry. Students will use monitoring systems, intrusion detection functions and forensic tools to identify cyber threats. They will then learn how to secure networks and systems and prevent subsequent attacks. The MS Cybersecurity program will prepare students to work within this dynamic field by helping them gain the skills, hands-on experience and practical knowledge needed by today’s cybersecurity professionals.

At Northcentral University, you can complete your Master of Science in Cybersecurity 100% online. You’ll learn the latest concepts and theories using cutting-edge curriculum that is designed and taught by cybersecurity experts. This ensures that you’re exposed to the very latest concepts, methods and technology in the field of cybersecurity. This curriculum is also aligned to the standards associated with Certified Information Systems Security Professional® (CISSP).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate an organization’s maturity in protecting its information infrastructure
  • Explain concepts and arguments associated with cybersecurity
  • Manage legal, ethical, and security risks in technology-based systems
  • Evaluate the scope and impact of emerging technologies in cybersecurity on a local and global scale
  • Formulate solutions to cybersecurity problems

Career Potential*

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

Program at a Glance
Total Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours
Courses: 10 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 16 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size:  One