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M.S. Cybersecurity

ABOUT THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY

The M.S. in Cybersecurity is an online degree program designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of well-educated security professionals. Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communication skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity field. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to defend against cyber threats directed toward the USA. In addition, students will be prepared to provide needed cybersecurity services to US agencies and organizations. Students will not only be trained to defend against cybersecurity attacks but also to use digital forensics to identify attackers.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A MASTER'S IN CYBERSECURITY STUDENT

Students will commence their course of study in the Fall or Spring semester and will typically take 3 courses each semester in addition to 2 courses during the summer semester. Students are given many opportunities to travel to professional conferences, symposiums and job fairs, around the country. They showcase their accomplishments, meet peers with similar interests, and get to know faculty at other institutions who might offer internships, employment or graduate school opportunities.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity requires the successful completion of 36 credit of course work, including a 6 credit Capstone course CYS 795, with average class sizes of no more than 20 students.

  • CSC 535 Computer Security I
  • CSC 555 Management of Information Security
  • CYS 564 Secure Operating Systems
  • CYS 573 Network Fundamentals
  • CYS 672 Computer and Network Forensics
  • • CYS 688  Human Aspects of Computing
  • • CYS 697  Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • • CYS 721  Database Security
  • • CYS 755  Healthcare Information Security
  • • CYS 765  Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity

WHERE WILL MY DEGREE TAKE ME?

Graduates of the NSU Cybersecurity Program are very successful in obtaining good jobs with great starting salaries from industry, government and academic institutions across the nation. 

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Foundation Courses

CSC 535 Computer Security I
CSC 555 Management of Information Security
CYS 564 Secure Operating Systems
CYS 573 Network Fundamentals
CYS 672 Computer and Network Forensics
CYS 688 Human Aspects of Computing
CYS 697 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
CYS 721 Database Security
CYS 755 Healthcare Information Security
CYS 765 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity
CYS 795 Cybersecurity Capstone Project

ALL COURSES ARE REQUIRED