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College of Management and Human Potential - Master's Programs:
MS in Cybersecurity (Quarter)

For students beginning their program November 28, 2022 or later.

The MS in Cybersecurity program equips students with the real-world training to monitor, detect, and manage today’s dangerous digital threats. Through courses developed in collaboration with IBM, students focus on:

  • The latest cybersecurity technology and the practical application of this technology in the context of business information and real-world problems.
  • Mastering specialized business, compliance, and management principles along with the technical skills needed to compete for desirable cybersecurity jobs.
  • Hands-on learning through realistic threat simulations. Students learn by doing and build practical skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.

Students also explore groundbreaking advances in cyber forensics, cybercrime prevention, and secure coding as they build the confidence to lead critical cybersecurity initiatives and cross-functional teams.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Cybersecurity, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate emerging technical developments that apply to cybersecurity.
  2. Evaluate the role of cybersecurity elements within the context of the modern workplace.
  3. Examine cryptography elements for practical application in both commercial and non-commercial settings.
  4. Critique cybersecurity strategies that can be deployed to prevent cybercrime.
  5. Examine computer forensics elements for their practical usage in both commercial and non-commercial organizations.
  6. Evaluate management processes that can be deployed to prevent or limit potential cyber-attacks in the workplace.

Degree Requirements

  • 45 total quarter credits


  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

Course Sequence

The Recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarters Course Credits
Quarter 1 MCYB 6005 - The Global Technology Environment 5 credits
Quarter 2 MCYB 6215 - Security Risk Management  5 credits
MCYB 6210 - Cloud Computing  5 credits
Quarter 3 MCYB 6190 - Foundations of Intelligent Systems  5 credits
MCYB 6670 - Security Engineering and Compliance  5 credits
Quarter 4 MCYB 6735 - Applied Cryptography  5 credits
MCYB 6270 - Cyber Forensics  5 credits
Quarter 5 MCYB 6255 - Cybercrime Prevention and Protection  5 credits
MCYB 6635 - Secure Coding  5 credits