M.S. in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management & Policy is a 30-credit online degree tailored to IT and non-IT professionals who want to transition into a leadership role. Graduates will emerge from the program with an understanding of cybersecurity and its ramifications across the organization, along with improved critical thinking, leadership and management skills.

Curriculum is constantly updated to reflect a rapidly changing industry. You can expect to study: risk assessment, risk management and risk mediation; threat vectors and mitigation processes; design and management of secure information systems; emerging tools and resources for industry and platform security; and current events in cybersecurity and data breaches. You will also have the opportunity to explore key challenges and workplace-specific issues during a two-part Capstone project.

Our goal is for you to exit from the Cybersecurity Management & Policy degree program with the ability to (1) recognize the relationship between cybersecurity and your organization’s strategic goals, (2) realize the long-term impact of a security breach on successful completion of your mission and (3) be ready for a leadership role in the private or public sector.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Core/Major

Common Graduate Core6
RSCH 670Research Methods3
MCMP 501The Internet, Security, and Governance3
Cybersecurity Management and Policy Specialization12
MCMP 510The Practice of Cybersecurity3
MCMP 520Security Engineering and Management3
MCMP 615International Law and U.S. Security Policy3
MCMP 650Emerging Topics in Cybersecurity3
Capstone 6
MCMP 690Cybersecurity Management and Policy Capstone I3
MCMP 691Cybersecurity Management and Policy Capstone II3
Total Credits24

 Electives

Electives6
Choose 6 credits from other graduate level courses approved by program chair.
Total Degree Requirements30