The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy is a current state-of-the-art program developed and delivered by faculty in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as outside experts in specialty areas. 

Master of Science in
Cybersecurity Management and Policy

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy is a current state-of-the-art program developed and delivered by faculty in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as outside experts in specialty areas.

This 30-credit online program is tailored toward working professionals and includes a two-part capstone course sequence following completion of the specialization courses. Capstone projects are expected to allow students to more deeply explore challenges from their respective work sites or issues endemic to their careers in a scholarly way. Though not all capstones will culminate in published research, the expectation is that these projects will be publishable in either scholarly journals or at conferences.

Career Outcomes

With the degree, graduates can explore careers in cyber and information security, risk analysis, incident response, detection, project management, policy development, and related fields. As cyber threats become more prevalent, opportunities in government entities, defense contractors, and private corporations will grow.

Degree Requirements

The curriculum is composed of 10 three-credit courses, including a six-credit common core, 12 credits of specialized cybersecurity courses, six credits of capstone courses, and six credits of electives. The degree is a total of 30 credits.

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Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog
Common Core
CMP/HSR 521The Internet, Security, and Governance3
RSCH 670Research Methods and Statistics3
Specialized Courses
CMP 524The Practice of Cybersecurity3
CMP 525Security Engineering and Management3
CMP 636Policy and Law in Cyberspace3
CMP 647Emerging Topics in Cybersecurity3
Elective Courses6
6 credits in total; see advisor for elective course options.
Capstone
CMP 690Capstone I3
CMP 692Capstone II3
Total Credits30
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