Master - Cybersecurity

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Northcentral University's Master of Science in Cybersecurity can help you prepare for a variety of careers related to data security, computer forensics, and preventing data theft. Continue reading to see more information about this online cybersecurity graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program at Northcentral University is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore current cybersecurity trends and practices while developing technical skills related to computer and network security. The program consists of courses that cover topics like using 'The Cloud', cybersecurity, disaster recovery, mobile device technologies, and cyber forensics. Coursework is also offered in database design and business intelligence, program certification and accreditation, and security's role in software development. You'll also have the chance to design a cybersecurity plan for an organization during the capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in this Master of Science in Cybersecurity program offered by NCU, you should already have some basic computer skills and a desire prepare for a career in information security. All applicants to Northcentral University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 30 credit hours. Twelve credits will be from required foundational courses, 15 credits will be from specialization courses, and three credits will be from a capstone project.

Course CodeCourse Name
TIM 6301Principles of Cybersecurity
TIM 6302Changing Times: Trends and Topics in Cybersecurity
TIM 5010Computer Networks & Mobile Computing
TIM 6310Cyber Forensics
TIM 5020Databases & Business Intelligence
TIM 6320Contingency Planning & Disaster Recovery
TIM 6330Systems Certification and Accreditation
TIM 5030Managing Risk, Security, & Privacy in Information Systems
TIM 6340Secure Software Development
TIM 6390Strategic Management of Cybersecurity

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program offered by NCU can prepare you for a variety of careers related to network security, information management, and computer forensics. You could explore careers such as:

  • Information technology director
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Computer security consultant
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Network security manager