Healthcare, MSCY

Healthcare Specialization

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) with a specialization in Healthcare addresses the specific needs of health and related systems and organizations. This real-world focused cybersecurity program is designed and taught by highly knowledgeable and skilled industry experts who prepare you to be an effective cybersecurity healthcare professional. In this program, you will be exposed to the most current tools and methods used to protect critical information and assets for a healthcare facility. You’ll also be prepared for thought leadership through understanding ethical and legal standards in healthcare and cybersecurity’s relationship to all areas of a healthcare system and its patients. You’ll focus on high-demand areas in the field, and will be well-versed in handling future threats to enable defense before suffering losses, rather than learning from losses. The program’s unique instructional focus on healthcare addresses applied elements of cybersecurity structure and rules, as well as processes behind both areas, so you not only know how to use the tools, but also comprehend the “why” behind them. The first course introduces the breadth of cybersecurity using the CISSP CBK. The course can aid your preparation for the certificate, or current CISSP holders can receive credit for the first course, reducing the program down to nine courses (27 credits).

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MSCY 30 10 16 Months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring

Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) with a Specialization in Healthcare 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