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MS in Cyber Security

National University
Program overview
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
April 2021

San Diego
August 2021

San Diego
October 2021

Program description

MS in Cyber Security

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a professional degree for those who endeavor through technical and managerial measures to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, control, availability, and utility of the world’s computing and information systems infrastructure. The online cyber security degree program has a required core and a required specialization, which can be selected from some alternatives. The core is designed to provide a means of supporting the variety of backgrounds (both education and work experience) that those who wish to study this area may bring to the program. The core is also a statement of the knowledge domain that is common to most efforts in this area. The specializations provide for study in particular domains of knowledge within the field – which are also tied to communities of effort within the field.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core Requirements

  • Cyber Security Technology
  • Cyber Sec. Toolkit Utilization
  • Threat Modeling & Intel
  • Cyber Security Ethical Issues
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Net Defense & Cloud Security
  • Cyber Security Project I
  • Cyber Security Project II
  • Cyber Security Project III

Specialization in Ethical Hacking & Pen Testing

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Disaster Rec./Bus. Continuity
  • Information Assurance
  • Certification & Accreditation

Program Requirements

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Info. Sys. Vulnerab. & Attacks
  • Red Teaming
  • Red vs. Blue Team Exercise

Specialization in Information Assurance and Security Policy

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Devise a mitigation plan against both external and internal vulnerabilities to enterprise computer infrastructures and sensitive digital assets.
  • Analyze and evaluate multiple risk assessment methods and strategies.
  • Compare and contrast the legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity at the Federal, State, and International level.
  • Assess and summarize the legal and ethical requirements of a cyber security professional.
  • Integrate project management skills to produce a cybersecurity solution.
  • Evaluate the results of a security assessment to assess the security status of a network or computer system.
  • Conduct in-depth research into a specific CSIA topic, including finding and integrating relevant research results of others.
  • Integrate systems-level-infrastructure thinking into CSIA problem identification and resolution, and effectively communicate the solution.

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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National University

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9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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