Online Masters in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Track

Online Masters in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Track

A Vital Global Need

In the Master of Computer Science online program with a concentration in cybersecurity, you will learn about the fundamental need to protect systems and information from malicious actors and events. It focuses on a combination of network security, data analytics, and policies and procedures for dealing with potential threats.

High Demand For Cybersecurity Roles

  • 59% of cybersecurity positions require at least one outside certification – cyberseek.org
  • 43K – open cybersecurity jobs in Texas – bls.com
  • 2.3 Qualified Workers – for every open cybersecurity position – Burning Glass Technologies
  • 504,316 – total open cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. – Burning Glass Technologies
Cybersecurity Concepts

Introduces topics in cybersecurity, including cryptography.

Cybersecurity Track Curriculum

The courses you will take in the Master of Computer Science Online - Cybersecurity Track are listed below. Based on your previous education, you may need to take some foundation courses prior to beginning these courses. They are listed in the brochure and an enrollment advisor can help determine if they are necessary. 

Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts

Advanced topics in cybersecurity, including information security policy, governance, risk management, and strategic decision making.

Secure Systems, Software Architecture

Defensive programming, secure development operations, secure ecosystem, etc. Networking, database, operating system, server fundamentals, and the application of security principles in authentication, authorization, and design. Cloud/mobile/IoT/security.

Cybersecurity Analytics

The application of data principles to anomaly detection, response, etc.