What is this course all about?
M.S. Cybersecurity is an advanced course that provides comprehensive insight and knowledge about the integrity, availability and security of data and information. It offers a broad view of technology and policy aspects of cybersecurity. It facilitates in exploring the key issues of information security and how technology can be used as a tool in risk management.
  • The completion of this course is 2 years with 36 credit hour program.

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    Intake
    Start Date
    Application Deadline
    I-20 Request Deadline
    Begin Course Registration
     Fall 1, 2019
     August 19, 2019
     June 7, 2019
     June 21, 2019
     April 8, 2019
     Fall 2, 2019
     October 21, 2019
     August 9, 2019
     August 23, 2019
     April 8, 2019
     Spring 1, 2020 
     January 6, 2020
     October 25, 2019
     November 8, 2019
     October 28, 2019
     Spring 2, 2020 
     March 16, 2020
     January 8, 2020
     January 17, 2019
     October 28, 2019
     Summer 2020
     May 25, 2020
     March 16, 2020
     March 30, 2020
      March 5, 2020
  • Undergraduate degree
    2. Baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution
    3. Online Application with USD 50 application fee
    4. Official transcripts
    5. Certificate of Finance
    6. Passport
    7. Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above
     
    • English Proficiency Test: The acceptable English Proficiency test scores are mentioned below
    English Test
    Minimum Score Required
    IELTS
    Minimum 6.5
    TOEFL
    iBT 80 or PBT 575
    Pearson Treat of English Academic
    Minimum 53
    Cambridge Academic English
    176
  • The curriculum of this course is designed in such a way to make the students well verse with the knowledge and information about computer systems, infrastructure, network security and cyber crime. Students get the opportunity to practice and experiment in private cloud cyber laboratory and perform live experiments. The faculty on the campus are well-qualified and knowledgeable instructors who have worked in this field. This makes the interaction and learning more interesting.

    The course requires the students to complete 36 credit hours and the final assessment is done based on student’s performance after which Grade Point Average is calculated. It also considers work taken at the university.

  • Students applying of M.S Cybersecurity can pursue the course both at the campus as well as online.

  • The course curriculum makes the students capable of learning relevant principles and theories in the domain of cybersecurity and provides them with the techniques and approaches to protect cyber information from crime, terrorism and fraud. While studying the programme curriculum, the following courses must be included:

     
    1. Introduction to Cybersecurity

    2. Cybersecurity Infrastructures

    3. Cybersecurity Strategic Operations

    4. Encryption Methods and Techniques

    5. Cybersecurity Communications

    6. Cybersecurity Intelligence

    7. Practical Research in Cybersecurity

    Apart from this, students have to choose four elective courses from the options given in the course curriculum

  • Estimated Costs for the 2019-2020 Academic Year for Graduate International Students
    Location
    Tuition
    Living Expenses
    Health Insurance
    Total
     St. Louis
     $18,000
     $16,030
     $2,475
     $36,505
     Orlando
     $15,120
     $18,800
     $2,475
     $36,395
     Irvine
     $18,720
     $20,835
     $2,475
     $42,030
     
    Living Expenses include estimates for housing, food, personal care, entertainment, and books.
    Health Insurance is mandatory for all international students unless they have a government-sponsored health insurance.

Why study this course?

Living in a technology driven age, information security and privacy has become a major concern for the citizens. Skills and knacks are required to protect and defend the information systems from cyber-attacks. The MS Cybersecurity in USA builds knowledge about the computer system security, network security, concepts, theories and processes revolving around it.

 

Is it worth doing M.S Cybersecurity?

M.S. in Cybersecurity is apt for the issues and concepts that it deals with. It integrates the understanding of information technology with the relevant know- how of criminology, management, social sciences and law. This course is essential and demanding in today’s time as it imparts significant skills and expertise for identifying the cyber threats and resolving them by reducing the risk largely.

 

Who is this course for?

This technically rich course is perfect for recent graduates or working professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and learn the strategies to minimise the risk and increase the protection against threats as well as attacks. All those who have an interest in becoming proficient in data security and get familiar with the techniques of fighting against cybersecurity threats can take up this course.

 

What is the scope and future of M.S Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the major area of concern as the vast amount of data is now saved and stored in the digital form. So, the security of that data and vital information from cyber threats is critical and important. Graduates in this course, one can find jobs in a number of companies and government organizations. MS in Cybersecurity jobs include Facebook, Amazon, Google, Dell, IBM, Microsoft and many more. They work in the front lines on the data security and risk minimization.

 

Job Options

1. Cybersecurity specialist

2. IT auditor

3. Cybersecurity analyst

4. Cybersecurity manager

5. Incident analyst etc

 

Average Salary

An average salary for a MS Cybersecurity professional is USD 82000 a year in USA. https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_Science_(MS)%2C_Cybersecurity/Salary

 

Do I need work experience to pursue this course?

It is not compulsory for students to have prior work experience.

 

What will I learn through this course? (Learning Outcomes)

Graduates having MS in Cybersecurity will learn to implement ones knowledge gained in solving real world issues in cybersecurity. Moreover, he/she will be able to implement and explain the important theories and principles used in cybersecurity.

 

 

FAQ’S

1. In which areas learning of this course can be applied to?

Students pursuing this course will have ample of job opportunities in different domains of cybersecurity. This includes digital information protection, cyber terrorism, digital forensics, cyber fraud and threat and many more.

 

2. Is there a dual degree specialisation available?

Yes, students have the opportunity to study dual degree, which are MA in National Security Studies and MS in Cybersecurity