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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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.
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
- Interpret how to understand business strategy and how IT strategies and enablement support it. Topics include understanding ethical applications in managing technology, along with how organizations are managed for self-learning in order to manage technology and innovation. The program also explores project delivery methodologies and how to manage a technology organization.
- Analyze how to manage security risks and how to develop security policies to protect the organization.
- Discover how identity and access management protects assets and how firewalls and other security operations technology keep bad actors, nation-states, and hacktivists out of a firm’s network.
- Identify how incident and vulnerability management detects, analyzes, contains, and mitigates network and application vulnerabilities.
- Discover how malware and intrusion detection analysis is done, feeding into tactical intelligence coordination to provide cybersecurity and defense for an organization.
- Define how best-in-class security departments offer firms resources such as security communications, product management, and security metrics to help manage the organization’s security footprint.
95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.
CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.View More Graduate Outcomes
To apply for the M.S. in Cybersecurity from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:
- A completed online application.
- Submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
- A personal statement.
- Access to a computer that meets CSP’s technology requirements.
Additionally, new students must meet our English Proficiency Requirements.Read More About Admissions Requirements
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.
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.
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
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
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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.