CYBER SECURITY

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AS LITTLE AS 18 MONTHS
Overview

The Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) degree prepares graduates to lead and work in various capacities 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 combatting 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.

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
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.
Courses

48 Credit Hours
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 Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 48
MGT 510 Managerial Communications Skills 4
MGT 590 Project Management 4
CSC 520 Fundamentals of Cyber Security 4
CSC 540 Information Security 4
CSC 550 Data Mining & Distributed Computing 4
CSC 622 Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies 4
CSC 623 Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes & Strategies 4
CSC 624 Cyber & Information Security Policy Analysis 4
CSC 625 Applied Digital Forensics 4
CSC 626 Cyber Warfare & Espionage: Tactics, Techniques & Tools for Cyber Professionals 4
CSC 635 Computer Security & Legal Issues 4
CSC 681 IT Capstone Project 4

*Courses subject to change.
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