Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Protect and Secure Data from Attack and Threats

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) focuses on the methods and technology for preventing threats and protecting critical data and systems for organizations. The program offers a general option for broad security needs and specializations in high demand areas such as finance and banking, healthcare, the public sector, and defense. The specializations grow the student’s ability to determine the appropriate technology, strategy, and architecture required to enable safe and secure operations that prevent losses due to the adoption of new technology or existing, ongoing, and new local/global threats, both foreign and domestic.

Cutting-Edge Skills for Cybersecurity Professionals

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) program focuses on identifying and neutralizing threats by providing you with knowledge on the latest tools, practices, and methods used to protect critical information, sensitive assets, and privacy and to comply with ethical and legal expectations. During the program, you will explore best practices, standards, frameworks, and models that contribute to strengthened defenses. You will gain the real-world knowledge needed to work as a cybersecurity professional with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization.

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
  • Hands-on experience, including guidance, in a virtual lab environment

Tech Comparison Chart

Tech Comparison Chart

Career Potential*

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Manager/Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cybersecurity Product Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Information Security Officer
*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