Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Program Format
Online|
Curriculum
Application Deadlines
Fall Term:
International Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Domestic Application Deadline: August 15, 2021

Credits Required for Graduation
32 Semester Hours

Overview

Combining nationally-recognized education with an increasing demand for experienced cybersecurity professionals, the MS in Cybersecurity prepares you for a career in a wide variety of industries. Offered online through Northeastern’s Seattle campus, you’ll have access to experts in the growing tech field.


With cyberattacks accelerating, there is an acute shortage of trained information assurance professionals and an escalating need for their skills. Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Cybersecurity program provides the critical knowledge you need to protect an organization’s information assets and systems, make strategic decisions about information security issues including identity theft, computer viruses, and electronic fraud, and provide leadership in these and other strategic efforts. Elective concentrations allow you to customize your program to meet your organization’s needs and your professional goals.

Program Objectives

  • Build core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network practices
  • Plan and implement security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights
  • Enhance communication skills for effective interaction with corporate management on information assurance-related issues


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