Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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Program Information

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Overview

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCS) Degree prepares graduates to lead and work in various capabilities to protect information infrastructures within organizations. The degree hones students’ analytical and research skills while providing technical knowledge. This provides comprehension in information security through theoretical and practical experience. Graduates of the on-campus and online Cybersecurity Master's Degree program develop core competencies in information security assessments and the 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 to a cybersecurity career by gaining practical skills in combating real and simulated cyber attacks. Some of the career paths in cybersecurity include: cyber policy analyst, chief security officer, cybersecurity software engineer, digital forensics expert, information systems security administrator, and many more. Sullivan University's Cybersecurity Graduate Degree can be earned entirely online.

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Program Highlights

  • Having the combination of a degree, certifications, and experience is considered a "Triple Threat" in the IT world. With Sullivan's Master of Cybersecurity 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 acquiring pertinent cybersecurity certifications.
  • Our engaged faculty teaches through practical work experience.
  • No GRE/GMAT testing is required. 
  • We utilize a practice-based curriculum.
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 the 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