The Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) degree prepares graduates to lead and work in various capacities to protect information infrastructures of different organizations. The degree hones analytical and research skills as it provides technical knowledge to understand information security with theoretical and practical experience. Graduates develop core competencies in information security assessments, monitoring and auditing of computer implementations and networks. This extends to investigating operating systems security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography and applications security. By gaining practical skills combatting real and simulated cyber-attacks, the MSCS degree leads toward a cyber security career. Some of the career paths in cyber security include: cyber policy analyst, chief security officer, cyber security software engineer, digital forensics expert, information systems security administrator and many more. Sullivan University cyber security graduate degree can be earned entirely online.
[[REQUIREMENTS]] - 48 Credit Hours
- Length: 18 months Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
[[The Graduate School]] Sullivan University’s graduate school provides the graduate with additional opportunities for career advancement and enhanced job security in today’s highly competitive and ever-changing work environment. This is a natural extension of the University’s distinguished history of preparing graduates for careers. Students in these graduate programs follow a curriculum designed to develop skills in leadership, team building, communications, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis and research techniques. Graduate students are expected to assume responsibility and exercise great initiative in their education. Each student actively participates in the processes of learning, developing managerial skills and improving the ability to communicate. A personal commitment to discipline and scholarly standards is an integral feature of this graduate study. The faculty consists of a distinguished full-time faculty with advanced degrees at the doctoral level and supplemented by adjunct faculty from specialized fields of business, industry, government, and conflict management.
All applicants to Sullivan University’s graduate programs must be either in their final two quarters of classes in a bachelor’s degree program at Sullivan University or have an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Candidates for admission to the graduate school must demonstrate proficiency in verbal, written, quantitative and critical reasoning skills.
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