• Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS)

    Why UC

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), information security managers are projected to increase by 15% through 2022, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.

    Complete your Masters Degree in five terms.

    Strong focus on the oversight and development of cyber security initiatives, preparing students for a variety of careers.

    Outstanding faculty of content specialists provide instruction within a format designed for online learners.

    Emphasis on real world application.

    About Cyber Security

    The Master of Science in Cyber Security program is built to expand upon the undergraduate Cyber Security program, while providing bachelor’s degree prepared individuals the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, skill and experience, and establish competency in the field of cyber security at the graduate level.

    Cyber Security  

     

    What You Will Study

    The Master of Science in Cyber Security will provide leaders of public and private organizations with the ability to:

    1. Strategize the development of security programs, policies and information management techniques.
    2. Support the mission of organizations through program and strategic level planning.
    3. Analyze the demands of systems security and practiced methodologies for protecting data integrity and confidentiality.
    4. Synthesize a variety of challenging organizational, legal, and technological concepts in relation to cyber security at a Program level.
    5. Exhibit security theories and applications learned throughout the MSCS degree, by developing a strategic proposal demonstrating a security and information management strategy.
     

     

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must have completed a bachelors degree in Business, Information Technology, or a related Information Sciences field at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Technological literacy gained from prior coursework is imperative for success in the program. 

     

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    Tuition rate is $425 per credit hour. Current or prior military students will receive the Military Scholarship making the tuition rate for these students $250 per credit hour.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Cyber Security Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Course Catalog

    Download the Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.

    Course Descriptions

    Download the Course Descriptions

    To find out more about the classes you will take in this program, you can download our course descriptions.

    Job Opportunities

    • Chief Security Officer
    • Information Systems Operations
    • Cyber Operations Planning
    • Security Program Management
    • Security Planning
    • Policy Development
     

     

    MSCS Program Faculty

     
    Matthew D. Gonzalez
    Matthew D. Gonzalez
    Ph.D.

    Program Director, Cyber Security
    210-667-7195
    matthewgonzalez@ucwv.edu