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 $133,760 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.

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.   

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Why Should You Get Your Cybersecurity Degree from NSU?

The National Security Agency (NSA) and its affiliated federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer (DoD-CIO), and US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), have designated NSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity and have certified that NSU’s curriculum in cybersecurity meets or exceeds the requirements and standards expected of a leader in cybersecurity research and education.

Which Cybersecurity Degree is Right for Me?

Cybersecurity Management

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management degree program is designed for individuals who want to focus on Security Policy Development and Compliance by obtaining the necessary skills and abilities for the development of organizational policies related to information assurance/cyber defense and the analysis of operational systems for compliance with applicable IA/CD-related laws and policies.

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree program is designed for someone who wants to focus on Network Security Engineering by obtaining the necessary skills and abilities for the design of secure network infrastructures and security analysis of network traffic.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.S. in Cybersecurity Management is 30 total credits (10 courses) to complete. 8 week courses are available, so you can earn your degree in 1 year.

Start Dates

All College of Computing and Engineering master's degree programs begin in AugustJanuary, 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.

Tuition

Tuition for the degree program is $874 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Career Outcomes

Chief Information Security Officer

$165,196 Average Salary Per Year

Information Security Engineer

$94,986 Average Salary Per Year

Cybersecurity Analyst

$76,628 Average Salary Per Year

Source: Payscale.com

Cybersecurity Management Curriculum

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Prerequisite Courses*
Credits
MSIT 501
Foundations of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms (MSIT 501 / Credits: 3 )
3
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

*Applicants who do not have adequate academic backgrounds may be required to take the 500-level graduate prerequisite course during the first term of the program.

Students who wish to take an elective (above the 10 required courses) must request approval from the program office prior to registration. 

Courses at the 500 level, when required, must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level. All 500-level courses must be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to continue in the cybersecurity management program. 

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

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