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MS in Cyber Security

Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree prior to seeking admission. Applicants might already have a solid foundation in computers prior to enrolling in SNHU's Master of Science in Cyber Security program. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are also helpful.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Cyber Security

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants might already have a solid foundation in computers prior to enrolling in SNHU's Master of Science in Cyber Security program. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills could also be beneficial. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree prior to seeking admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Cyber Security program prepares students to take on significant roles in protecting against the threat of cyber security threats, maintaining the integrity of data, and keeping current with technology changes and demands. The coursework covers basic network management and telecommunications as well as web fundamentals and system integrity. The cyber security and information assurance focused courses help students gain a firm understanding of the human factors relevant to cyber security, information security management, disaster recovery, and intelligent agents. Additional course topics may include digital forensics, risk management and assessment, cyber laws and ethics, and defensive measures. A final capstone course requires students to design and execute a project that demonstrates their knowledge as a culmination of their studies.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Cyber Security:

Cyber Security Required Courses

  • IT 505: Core Technologies
  • IT 640: Telecommunications and Networking
  • IT 549: Foundation in Information Assurance
  • IT 552: Human Factors in Security
  • IT 643: Network Assessment and Defense
  • IT 659: Cyberlaw and Ethics
  • ISE 510: Security Risk Analysis and Planning
  • ISE 620: Incident Detection and Response
  • ISE 640: Investigation and Digital Forensics
  • ISE 690: Cyber Security Capstone
  • Select nine credits from the following:
    • DAT: any graduate level Data Analytics course (except DAT 500)
    • ISE: any graduate level Information Security course
    • IT: any graduate level Information Technology course (except IT 500 and IT 505)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After successfully completing this program, gradates could be prepared to seek IT security positions in private companies, as well as with the government or military. There is a significant demand for professionals who understand how to managing cyber security threats and keep company data secure. Some positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer

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