University of Charleston
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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

  • duration

    Less than 3 Years

  • format

    Online

  • Location

    Online

  • Concentrations

    Cybersecurity Strategy

    Cyber Intelligence

    Information Assurance

     

Program Overview

As businesses move to a more digital presence with such items as transactions and storage, professionals are needed to combat cyber threats and protect customer information. This program helps you position yourself for a leadership role in this field, with the knowledge and skills to secure a lifelong career.

Students can choose one of three concentrations to focus their degree on a specific career goal.

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Applicants with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC and will gain direct entry into this program. Students may apply online or download the admissions application.

A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

Program Highlights

  • Job growth is expected to increase as more and more businesses move to a more in-depth, online presence.

  • You can complete this degree in five terms.

  • An outstanding faculty of content specialists provide instruction within a format designed for online learners.

  • Emphasis on “real world” application.

Program Outcomes

  • Job Opportunities:

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

    You will be able to develop a strategic implementation of security programs, policies, and information management, and be able to analyze the demands of a system’s security.

  • Be Prepared for Success

    You’ll learn practiced methods for protecting data integrity and confidentiality, and how to synthesize a variety of challenging organizational, legal, and technological concepts concerning cybersecurity.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Matthew D. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Cybersecurity Program Director

Carrie Asbury

MSSL & MSCS Admissions Coordinator