Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Gain Your Master's In As Little As 18 Months

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Overview

The Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) degree prepares graduates to lead and work in various capabilities to protect information infrastructures of different organizations. The degree hones analytical and research skills as it provides technical knowledge to understand information security with theoretical and practical experience. Graduates of the on-campus and online Cyber Security Master's degree program develop core competencies in information security assessments, monitoring and auditing of computer implementations and networks. This extends to investigating operating systems security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography, and applications security.

The MSCS degree leads toward a cyber-security career by gaining practical skills combating real and simulated cyber attacks. Some of the career paths in cyber-security include: cyber policy analyst, chief security officer, cyber-security software engineer, digital forensics expert, information systems security administrator and many more. Sullivan University's cyber-security graduate degree can be earned entirely online.

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Program Highlights

  • The combination of a degree, certifications and experience is considered a "triple threat" in the IT world. With Sullivan's Master of Cyber Security degree, you can attain all three. We offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment augmented with virtual resources. In addition, you can seek pathways toward acquire pertinent cyber security certifications.
Engaged faculty with practical work experience.
No GRE/GMAT testing required. We don't need another test score to see how hard you've worked.
Practical based curriculum.

Objectives

To prepare graduates to lead and work in various capacities to protect information infrastructures of different organizations.

To train graduates in the core competencies in information security assessments, including:

  • Monitoring and auditing computer implementations and networks
  • Investigating the operating systems security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography and applications security.
Grad School Courses

Courses

Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
MGT 510
Leadership Communication
4.00
MGT 590
Project Management
4.00
CSC 520
Fundamentals of Cyber Security
4.00
CSC 540
Fundamentals of Information Security
4.00
CSC 550
Data Mining
4.00
CSC 622
Evaluating Emerging Information Security Technologies
4.00
CSC 623
Business Continuity and Disaster Response Processes and Strategies
4.00
CSC 624
Cyber and Information Security Policy Analysis
4.00
CSC 625
Applied Digital Forensics
4.00
CSC 626
Cyber Warfare and Espionage
4.00
CSC 635
Computer Security and Legal Issues
4.00
CSC 681
IT Capstone Project
4.00
Course:
MGT 510
Title:
Leadership Communication
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 590
Title:
Project Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 520
Title:
Fundamentals of Cyber Security
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 540
Title:
Fundamentals of Information Security
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 550
Title:
Data Mining
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 622
Title:
Evaluating Emerging Information Security Technologies
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 623
Title:
Business Continuity and Disaster Response Processes and Strategies
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 624
Title:
Cyber and Information Security Policy Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 625
Title:
Applied Digital Forensics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 626
Title:
Cyber Warfare and Espionage
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 635
Title:
Computer Security and Legal Issues
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 681
Title:
IT Capstone Project
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 48.00

Courses subject to change