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​Pennsylvania State University – Online MPS in Information Sciences – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance2018-09-26T23:12:58+00:00

​Pennsylvania State University – Online MPS in Information Sciences – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Program Overview

Program Overview

According to Pennsylvania State University:

As part of the Penn State World Campus, the online MPS in IS program takes a multidimensional perspective on cyber-domains that is defined by using a socio-technical approach to generate solutions to complex problems. With the growing national focus on information assurance and cybersecurity, the degree is an excellent choice if you are interested in exploring in-depth the nature of information and networks and recognizing the multiple internal and external threats posed to cyberspace. The advanced degree consists of foundational courses combined with courses specific to cybersecurity and information assurance, which focus on information analysis, cybersecurity and information science training. Penn State is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.

At a Glance

URL https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/information-sciences-masters/overview
Total credit hours 33
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The Pennsylvania State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time/part-time/accelerated
  • Part-time
  • Accelerated
Time to complete Two (2) years
Admission requirements According to Penn State, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Cybersecurity program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • For admission to the graduate school, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
  • The degree is multidisciplinary in nature and students from many disciplines may be accepted into the program. However, because of the technical nature of the degree program, those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a technical or scientific discipline, including applied mathematics, computer information systems, computer science, information sciences, engineering, statistics, or a related field will be considered.
  • Students with sufficient background gained through work experience or professional training in information technologies, such as networks, web services and database development, will also be considered for admission to the program. Students are expected to have a basic competency in college algebra, computer programming, networks, and information technology (related work experience is also acceptable). A student may be accepted into the program with “provisional status” for no more than one year while work is completed to meet these expectations.

The most qualified applicants will be accepted into the program until all spaces for new students are filled.