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A Secure Future in Cybersecurity

As data breaches increase, so does the demand for cybersecurity. Some of the top industries faced with cybersecurity threats include health care, education, government agencies, financial institutions, and professional services. With your M.S. degree in Cybersecurity Management, you can lead the charge in minimizing the business impact of an attack. Your degree offers you opportunities in a vast number of industries and locations and comes with great earning potential (According to Salary.com, IS and Cybersecurity Managers make an average of $123,840 annually).

NSU’s Cybersecurity Management degree program focuses on risk management and policies and procedures associated with organizational cybersecurity. Your classes are taught by experts in the field and include experiential learning and case study analyses that help reinforce key concepts. You have the option of taking courses on campus or online, giving you the flexibility to continue working while you complete your degree.

Did You Know? The 2021 U.S. President’s budget includes more than $18 billion for cybersecurity

Upon completion of the program you’ll be prepared for careers in managing and governing cybersecurity in information systems and organizations. You’ll have the skills to anticipate and respond to real-world cybersecurity threats, develop security policies, track compliance and more. Secure your future by helping organizations secure their systems.   

Why Should You Get Your Cybersecurity Degree from NSU Florida?

  • The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have certified that NSU’s curriculum in cybersecurity meets or exceeds the requirements and standards expected of a leader in cybersecurity research and education.
  • NSU was among the first in Florida to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) education in 2005, and was redesignated again in 2009 and 2014.
  • NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering is hosting the Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER), which is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in cybersecurity education as well as an innovation center in the research and development of solutions to real-world cybersecurity problems.
  • NSU has an active, student-led cybersecurity student organization called NSU_eHACKERS ("e" stands for Ethical!) where students enjoy joint activities, such as hands-on preparations for ethical hacking exercises and invited guest lectures by industry leaders (e.g. CISOs) as well as government agents (e.g. FBI Special Agents, DHS agents, NSA agents, CIA agents, & US Army).
  • NSU students actively participate in national cybersecurity competitions.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition for the degree program is $849 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.
Curriculum
NSU’s M.S. in Cybersecurity Management is 30 total credits (10 courses) to complete.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs. Available start dates are in August, January, and May.
Delivery Options
Classes for the M.S. in Cybersecurity Management program are offered online or at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Each on-campus class meets once a week in the evening for 16 weeks in the fall, 17 weeks in the winter term, and 12 weeks in the summer term.

Career Outcomes

Chief Information Security Officer $155,457 Average Salary Per Year
Information Security Engineer $105,748 Average Salary Per Year
Cyber Security Analyst $82,364 Average Salary Per Year

Source: Payscale.com

Cybersecurity Management Curriculum

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Prerequisite Courses
MSIT 501
Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms ( MSIT 501 )
Core Courses (30 credits)
Credits
MMIS 621
Information Systems Project Management ( MMIS 621 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 623
Ethics in Computing ( MMIS 623 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 630
Database Management and Applications ( MMIS 630 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 653
Telecommunications and Computer Networking ( MMIS 653 / Credits: 3 )
3
MMIS 680
Human-Computer Interaction ( MMIS 680 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 615
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity ( ISEC 615 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 635
Information Security Operations Management ( ISEC 635 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 655
Information Security Governance ( ISEC 655 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 675
Information System Auditing ( ISEC 675 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISEC 695
Information Security Management Project ( ISEC 695 / Credits: 3 )
3

Students who wish to take an elective (above the 10 required courses) must request approval from the program office prior to registration. Students who opt to do a thesis must take first nine (9) required courses (not including ISEC 695), and take 6 thesis credits (total 33 credits). Plans for the thesis option must be made in conjunction with, and approved by, the program office.

Success Stories

Catalina Bolaños Sippli

Receiving her Master of Science in Management Information Systems from NSU helped Catalina gain a better understanding of both the business and technology aspects in her role as an IT Consultant. Since graduating, she's been able to apply this knowledge to excel in her career.

Ben Sirof

By being able to receive the full classroom experience in an online format, Ben was able to work toward making technology his new career. With a Master of Science in Information Technology from NSU, he gained a sense of accomplishment and the experience he needed to pursue his goals.

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