2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Cyber Security M.S.

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The Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) program is a professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in cyberspace security.


Many courses are three credit hours and are offered in eight-week terms, either fully online or in a hybrid format.

Students will earn a MS degree upon completion of 37 credit hours consisting of a 3-credit hour course in cyber security fundamentals, 6 credit hours in 2 foundational business courses, 21 credit hours in 7 core cyber security courses, 3 credit hours of further study in 1 elective cyber security subject, and a 4 credit hour Capstone course.


Master of Science


Jonathan Lanning, Program Director


Admissions Requirements

 In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to the MSCS program are as follows:

  • Two letters of recommendation: one employer, one personal.
  • Completion of the program interview process and written approval of admission by the program director after review of the admission requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution which includes topical coverage consistent with NSA CAE Core Knowledge Unit Requirements to include a minimum of 3 credit hours with a C or better:
    • Basic Data Analysis
    • Basic Scripting or Introductory Programming
    • Fundamental Security Design Principles
    • Introductory Cryptography
    • Network Technology & Protocols
    • Operating Systems Concepts
    • Programming
    • IT Systems Components
    • Networking Concepts
    • System Administration
    • Databases

Business, Technology, and Leadership Division Foundation Courses - 6 Credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 37 credit hours

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