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M.S. in Cybersecurity

Lead Security and Overall Technology Efforts

Pursue lucrative and in-demand roles as an information security analyst or manager. CSP’s online cybersecurity degree prepares you with knowledge and skills in emerging DevOps practices, digital transformation, IT management, and other key areas.

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Fast Facts

5

semesters, depending on transfer credits

30

total credit hours

$625

per credit hour

Combine Business Strategy With Top-Notch Technical Skills

Employers of all sizes and industries are demonstrating how much they value information security professionals. Cybersecurity represents one of the biggest company needs, and it’s only natural that the most attractive roles require business acumen on top of strong knowledge and skills surrounding security risk, vulnerabilities, firewalls, project management, and the latest technologies.

That’s where the M.S. in Cybersecurity comes in. It prepares you with forward-thinking, new methodologies, like the DevOps model that will drive how every company will operate moving forward. And it incorporates digital transformation across each course, so you’ll be able to take a leading role in managing business platforms, directing security alignment, ethical considerations, and more. You’ll understand how technology supports strategic decisions and the organization’s best interests.

CSP’s advanced online cybersecurity degree contains all the information you’ll need to pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam, which is the predominant certification in the field. It also naturally leads to upper-level roles as an information security analyst.

Curriculum

The M.S. in Cybersecurity is 30 credit hours. You’ll study business strategy, ethics in IT, risk management, malware and intrusion analysis, IT project management, research in IT, and managing a secure enterprise.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the M.S. in Cybersecurity from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

Additionally, new students must meet our English Proficiency Requirements.

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Tuition Details

CSP’s online cybersecurity degree costs $625 per credit hour. The total cost of the program is $18,750. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your online cybersecurity degree. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

You can complete the MS in Cybersecurity in as few as 20 months.

The 30 credits cost $625 per credit hour, totaling $18,750. You can transfer up to 50% of equivalent coursework approved by the Chair of the MS in Cybersecurity program. If you transfer the maximum transfer credits (50%), your total tuition can get as low as $9,375 before scholarships and financial aid.

No GMAT/GRE is required for the MS in Cybersecurity.

No specific work experience is required, although security experience is recommended.

Yes, you can transfer up to 15 credits into the MS in Cybersecurity program.

To apply, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admissions Requirements page for more information.

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