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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary program jointly provided by the departments of Information Systems and Technology (College of Business Administration) and Computer Science (College of Arts and Sciences).

This 30–credit hour degree program offers two emphasis areas, each with their own admission requirements. At the time of application for admission, students must choose one of the emphasis areas.

Admission and degree requirements vary by chosen emphasis area. STEM Designation: Yes. [CIP Code 11.1003 (Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance)]


Information Systems and Technology Emphasis

The Information Systems and Technology (IST) emphasis is geared toward management of cybersecurity. Entry requirements include basic technical foundations and/or work experience related to Information Technology (IT). This emphasis is designed for professionals from a diverse set of undergraduate backgrounds who wish to transition into management of information security or general IT management related roles. The MS Cybersecurity with Information Systems and Technology Emphasis is a validated Program of Study under the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) in Cyber Defense (CD) designation

IST Emphasis Admissions & Requirements 


Computer Science Emphasis

The Computer Science (CS) emphasis builds on the foundation of an undergraduate cybersecurity or computer science degree and expects students to have prior background in foundational computer science areas or complete some foundational courses upon entry. This emphasis is designed to be focused on technical aspects of cybersecurity and provides greater depth than that afforded at an undergraduate level.

CS Emphasis Admissions & Requirements