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Develop advanced technical and leadership skills with our Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program as you prepare to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure.
TESU’s unique master’s program in cybersecurity prepares you to meet the growing need for leaders who can protect the cyber infrastructure and information assets of organizations in the public and private sectors.
The program is designed to prepare students for new careers in cybersecurity as well working professionals to further advance their careers.
As the number and severity of cyberthreats that organizations face continue to rise, the demand for trained cybersecurity professionals has increased exponentially. However, the number of qualified entrants into the cybersecurity workforce has not kept pace with this demand, leading to a critical shortage of professionals to fill the gap.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28 percent growth in U.S. employment for cybersecurity consultants from 2016 to 2026. This pace of growth is much higher than the average job growth in the United States.
Be ready to meet this demand by earning your master’s degree in cybersecurity at Thomas Edison State University.
As a graduate of TESU’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program, you will be prepared for both technical and leadership roles in major cybersecurity areas such as cybersecurity engineering and architecture, network security, application security, digital forensics and cyber investigation, cyber risk management, cyber policy and compliance, cyber strategy and governance, security administration, and cybersecurity consulting.
Through your course work, you will be able to:
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree consists of 30 credit hours of graduate-level courses. The first half of this program provides students with a strong foundation in network security, operating systems security, cryptography and secure software development to prepare them for more advanced courses in the program. The second half of the program focuses on emerging trends and more advanced themes in cybersecurity including digital forensics, cyber-risk management, cyber-incident response, cybersecurity strategy, governance and ethics.
|CYB-510: Cybersecurity Foundations||3|
|CYB-520: Network Defense and Security||3|
|CYB-530: Operating Systems Security||3|
|CYB-540: Cryptography and Data Security||3|
|CYB-550: Software and Applications Security||3|
|CYB-560: Cyber Forensics and Investigation||3|
|CYB-570: Cyber Risk Management and Incident Response||3|
|CYB-580: Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance and Ethics||3|
|CYB-690: Special Topics in Cybersecurity||3|
|CYB-700: Capstone in Cybersecurity||3|
Applicants with undergraduate degrees in non-cybersecurity disciplines are welcome.
Dr. Amjad Ali, associate dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our cybersecurity programs. Ali has made significant contributions to the development and launch of major cybersecurity programs and has an extensive background as a technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations.
About the MS in Cybersecurity Program
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Up to 12 Credits