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About the Online M.S. Cybersecurity Program


Cybersecurity isn't just about keeping your individual computers and devices safe, it's about safeguarding our society and our world.  Whether that's from rogue criminals and gangs who want to steal money or identity, or nation states and terror groups who want to disrupt defense systems, elections, or cripple our energy infrastructure, the need for well-trained cybersecurity professionals who can stop these attacks has never been greater. 

The School of Graduate Studies offers an ONLINE  Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity. This innovative master's program requires no computer science or related degree, but it will engage students in an extensive 30 credit hour curriculum that covers everything from writing high-quality secure software, to integrating security into corporate information systems. To prepare for this program, students should familiarize themselves with fundamental programming and computer networking concepts using readily available online educational resources.

Preparing to fill the worldwide demand for up to a million high-growth, high-paying cybersecurity jobs with SMSu affordable Master of Science in Cybersecurity program.

Cybersecurity Master's Degree benefits:

  • Median annual salary of $92,600 for information security analysts
  • 18% projected job growth for informational security analysts through 2024
  • Designed to be completed in two years

Fast Facts:

  • Format: 100% online
  • Time to complete: 2 years
  • Total courses and credits: 10 courses and 30 credits
  • Common jobs: Informational Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Chief Information Security Officer, Security Architect, Informational Security Crime Investigator, Cyber Forensic Expert

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions.

For more information, or to be placed on the prospective students' mailing list, please take the time to summit the request for information.

SMSU has made application to our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), for approval of the M.S. in Cybersecurity program. The program is currently awaiting formal HLC approval.

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