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​University of San Diego – Online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership2018-09-26T23:14:51+00:00

University of San Diego – Online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Program Overview

According to the University of San Diego:

The Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership program (and elements of cyber security as a whole) presents students with tremendous ability to mitigate threats, but also with knowledge that could be utilized to cause damage to a system. Therefore, in every course there is continuous teaching and application of generally accepted ethical conduct in the field, the university and society. The design of the program includes extensive immersive experiences in the various topic domains. In addition to cyber security leadership skills, students are taught theory and how to turn that theory into practice, gaining specific knowledge and skills in the areas of technology, law, policy, compliance, governance, intelligence, incident response and management. A student emerging from USD’s program will be well prepared to take on modern cyber security threats and contribute positively to their organization and community.

At a Glance

URL https://onlinedegrees.sandiego.edu/programs/master-of-science-in-cyber-security-operations-and-leadership/
Total credit hours 31
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 20 months
Admission requirements According to the University of San Diego, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Cyber Security program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • The completion of a standardized test, such as the GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or LSAT may be submitted to strengthen an application if the undergraduate GPA is lower than 2.75, or upon recommendation of the admissions committee.
  • TOEFL scores of 115 or above (if applicable).
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Letter of support from the candidate’s employer or two letters of reference.
  • Resume showing information technology experience as demonstrated through academic or career experience.

It is recommended that applicants become members of InfraGard before starting the program. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

General information and admission requirements:

  • Students are admitted throughout the year for admission into one of three semesters (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Each semester two courses are offered, with students focusing intensively on one course at a time—a total of 7 weeks for each course. An academic calendar for the first year follows.
  • Admission application packets are accepted on a rolling basis. A decision will be recommended by the Review Committee within 1 week from submission.