Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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Master in Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students for leadership in information technology security. The program is focused on providing students the knowledge and skills to apply the principles and concepts related to the development and management of secure information systems and technologies at the enterprise and individual levels, locally and globally.

The program is designed for IT professionals, who realize the necessity of delivering value to customers through secure information technology systems. The degree provides students with theoretical, practical, and applied skills in computer-based information systems and the technologies that support them, as well as a broad perspective of the business and management environments in which information system technologies play a strategic role.

Program Description

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students for leadership in information technology security. The program is focused on providing students the knowledge and skills to apply the principles and concepts related to the development and management of secure information systems and technologies at the enterprise and individual levels, locally and globally.

The program is designed for IT professionals, who realize the necessity of delivering value to customers through secure information technology systems. The degree provides students with theoretical, practical, and applied skills in computer-based information systems and the technologies that support them, as well as a broad perspective of the business and management environments in which information system technologies play a strategic role.

 

Objective

The MS Cybersecurity program objective is to deepen students’ knowledge, develop their skills, and enable them to compete for a rewarding career in the Cybersecurity and information management and security industry. In support of the University mission, the MS in Cybersecurity provides learning opportunities for students to experience, practice, and enhance competencies to become accomplished leaders in information security capable of working across a range of public and private enterprises within the Cybersecurity field.

 

What you’ll learn

  • An understanding about cybersecurity and IT privacy considering policy, economic, human, legal, organizational and socio-political factors
  • An understanding security and privacy implications of emerging technologies: IOTs, Social Networks, Mobile Computing, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.
  • Proficiency in implementing best practices and developing frameworks to protect organizations against cyber threats

Graduates will be able to:

Understanding about cybersecurity and IT privacy considering policy, economic, human, legal, organizational and socio-political factors
Understanding security and privacy implications of emerging technologies: IOTs, Social Networks, Mobile Computing, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.

Proficiency in implementing best practices and developing frameworks to protect organizations against cyber threats Graduates will attain the skills to maintain digital information assets safe and support IT infrastructures.

They will also be prepared to manage data and information security and will have the knowledge and skills in cybersecurity to detect, anticipate, and mitigate risks, develop security solutions, identify opportunities for effective change, and recommend best practices in security governance, risk management, and compliance.

Suggested Program Breakdown by Courses:

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MCS 516Principles of Information Security3.0 credit hours
MCS 524Network, Protocols and Security3.0 credit hours
MCS 539Applied Cryptography3.0 credit hours
MCS 563Cloud Security3.0 credit hours
MCS 626IT Operations3.0 credit hours
MCS 655Information Security and Penetration Testing3.0 credit hours
MCS 672IT Auditing and Secure Operations3.0 credit hours
MCS 687Ethical Hacking and Response3.0 credit hours
MCS 692Computer Forensics3.0 credit hours
MCS 710Applied Capstone Project 3.0 credit hours
Admissions Requirements
Graduation Requirements
 

Admissions Requirements

Must be 18 years or older or have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Complete in-person interview.

Complete enrollment agreement.

Provide a copy of high school diploma, or high school transcript, or GED, or similar document if applicant completed secondary education in another country. Documents from non-English speaking countries must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Applicants will not be required to provide proof of high school graduation when they provide the following:

  • Verification (official transcripts) of college credits or an earned degree from an accredited institution recognized by the United States Department of Education;
  • If documents are from another country: An evaluation of an official transcript by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

Provide official transcript from other licensed or approved postsecondary schools if seeking transfer credit. Documents from non-English speaking countries must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree/or credits earned are equivalent to a degree/credits earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Acceptable postsecondary institutions of education include:

  • a) Institutions accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or
  • b) Institutions recognized by the Department / Ministry of Education of the country where the institution is in operation.

Programs are taught in English or Spanish. Class starts vary depending upon the language of instruction.

All International students must have earned the following score on
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper Based – 500; Computer Based (CBT) – 173.

The TOEFL is not required for applicants who:

  • Have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Atlantis University.
  • Are from one of the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe

TOEFL Waivers: Atlantis University will consider, on a case-by-case basis, waiver requests from applicants who fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • The applicant has completed, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, at least one year full-time study at a recognized secondary school, college or university whose primary language of instruction is English,
  • The applicant has completed a high level of intensive English study,
  • The applicant has proof of earning a passing score on an English Proficiency Exam
  • The applicant has three years residency in the US, working in an establishment where all activities are conducted in English
  • In addition, all applicants must complete the English Placement Test provided by Atlantis University with a grade of A or B. Otherwise, applicants will have to complete an English course to improve their English proficiency.

Official transcripts and any other documentation must be forwarded to the University by the granting institution

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