The Master of Science in Cybersecurity equips students to manage information security programs in organizations. The program provides up-to-date knowledge and skills in the technology and application of cybersecurity. Students learn to apply risk management frameworks, methods, and strategies; enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets; and detect and plan for cyber-attacks on networks cloud applications, and computer systems. Students prepare to manage security information functions and teams in all business, nonprofit, healthcare, government, educational, and other sectors.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate leadership and business management skills relevant to administering information security programs in organizations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information.
- Develop a strategic balance between business needs and overall information security architecture planning.
- Evaluate risk management frameworks, methods, and strategies.
- Create plans and scripting protocol to understand and protect assets on enterprise networks, cloud/web applications, and computer systems.
Program Structure and Delivery
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is delivered fully online.
CYBR600 is included in the list of electives for AMBA students.
Students completing a master’s degree from the Schools of Business and Technology may add either the Cybersecurity Technology Certificate (15cr) or the Cybersecurity Management Certificate (15 cr) for just 9 earned credits. Aforementioned students pursuing their master’s degree from a technology-oriented program may complete either Cybersecurity Certificate for just 6 earned credits. Certificate course plans will be approved and designed by the Cybersecurity program director on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, students may substitute 6 credits from any of the following completed Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota certificates to replace CYBR615 Cybersecurity Change Management and CYBR630 Communication and Ethics for Cybersecurity Professionals. The substitutions allow these certificate students to complete the M.S. in Cybersecurity with just 30 credits:
● Accounting Leadership Certificate
● Artificial Intelligence Certificate
● Business Analytics Certificate
● Finance Certificate
● Healthcare Administration Certificate
● Healthcare Analytics Certificate
● Human Resource Management Certificate
● Individual and Team Leadership Certificate
● Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
● International Development Certificate
● International Human Resource Management Certificate
● Nonprofit Management Certificate
● Organizational and Change Leadership Certificate
● Project Management Certificate