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Cybersecurity Programs at Norfolk State University

B.S. Computer Science

NSU offers a general B.S degree in Computer Science and options in Information Assurance, Information Systems and Computer Engineering. This wide range of options gives students the opportunity to pursue studies in in Cybersecurity, Robotics, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Web Design and Development.


M.S. Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science program at NSU provides a quality graduate education to students, offering valuable research experiences and promoting professional development. There are four choices of study: General Computer Science, Communications Networks, Computational Science and Information Assurance.


M.S. Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity at NSU is a fully online degree program designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of well-educated cybersecurity professionals. Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communications skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity fields.



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Vice President Biden & Energy Secretary Visit's NSU

NSU Graduate Students Arron McFall gives Vice President Biden, Governor McAuliffe, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Congressman Bobby Scott cybersecurity training,


Our Alumni

Where are They Now?

Our graduates are very successful in gaining employment within six months of graduation. Many are offered positions even before graduation. They work at prominent companies such as Lockheed Martin and Accenture, National Labs like Sandia national Laboratories, government agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA), The National Aeronautical Space Agency(NASA), The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and SPAWAR. Some have even gone on to start their own cybersecurity companies. Our graduates usually command starting salaries of 60,000 or greater.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Our Distinguished Members

Norfolk State University IA-REDI has assembled a distinguished board of luminaries in the cybersecurity field, to direct and assist us in responding to the cybersecurity challenges facing the USA and its allies. These members are all highly successful cybersecurity professionals and have had very successful careers. We are very proud of our advisory board and appreciate their efforts. Our distinguished panel members include:

Dr. Diana Burley (George Washington University), Dr. Brenda Ellis (NASA), Dr. Dwayne Hodges (DH Cyber Security Solutions), Dr Mark Klett (Klett Consulting Group), Dr. Ronald Layton, (USS Secret Service), Mr. Antione Manson (DHS), Dr. Ernest McDuffie (NIST), Dr. Dena Tsamitis (Carnegie Mellon University) and Vice Admiral (RET) Melvin Williams (George Washington University).