Master of Science in Cyber-Security
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 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.

What qualities should an Master of Science in Cyber-Security student have?

  • Analytical and decision-making skills
  • Managerial and teamwork skills
  • Ability to manipulate complex data
  • Willingness to tinker with computing infrastructure

The program welcomes bachelor’s degree graduates with a background in computer science, information technology, and law enforcement, as well as mid-level managers and professionals.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Master of Science in Cyber Security program?

The program covers the core competencies in information security assessments, including monitoring and auditing of computer implementations and networks. It investigates the operating systems security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography and applications security.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan's Master of Science in Cyber Security program?

Sullivan’s cyber programs offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment (augmented with virtual resources). There are pathways to acquire pertinent certifications.

Master of Science in Cyber Security Course Requirements

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.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours48
MGT 510Managerial Communications Skills4
MGT 590Project Management4
CSC 520Fundamentals of Cyber Security4
CSC 540Information Security4
CSC 550Data Mining & Distributed Computing4
CSC 622Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies4
CSC 623Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes & Strategies4
CSC 624Cyber & Information Security Policy Analysis4
CSC 625Applied Digital Forensics4
CSC 626Cyber Warfare & Espionage: Tactics, Techniques & Tools for Cyber Professionals4
CSC 635Computer Security & Legal Issues4
CSC 681IT Capstone Project4

*Courses subject to change.
Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Lexington
Louisville
Online

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