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Online Masters in Cyber Security

Choose between an on ground or online program:

  • Traditional Program: The on-ground program operates on a cohort system, in which a new cohort is admitted every Fall semester. The entire program is designed to be completed in two years (six consecutive semesters).
  • Online Program: Students can take two of the four courses offered in a term, based on the pre-requisites completed. The course sequence accommodates students entering the online program in different terms.

Why Choose Saint Leo’s Online Masters in Cyber Security Program?

Saint Leo University offers one of the best online masters in cyber security programs in the country. While being afforded the flexibility to balance work and home life with your master’s degree studies, our online masters in cyber security program will help you succeed upon graduation. This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to: (1) Fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure; and (2) Conduct advanced research in information security and assurance.

Online cyber security students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by utilizing operating systems security; distributed secure system architectures; database security; software applications security; security policies; application security; network and distributed systems security; cryptography; and security protocols. This is what helps us offer the best online master’s degree in cyber security program that you will find.

As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is an emerging need for talented information-security specialists and sophisticated practitioners in cyber security who are well-versed in the science of protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructure from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies, including computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance and legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security. You will learn those proficiencies in this online cyber security master’s program.

Flexibility for the working professional

Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information on how a master's program can fit into your life. This program is taught online to graduate students seeking an advanced degree in cyber security. Students enrolled in the online program are admitted any semester during the year.

The curriculum for the cyber security master’s degree is aligned with the core curriculum for graduate information assurance degrees set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA). The curriculum is also designed to align with the knowledge units covered in many industry-recognized professional certifications in information security, such as Security+, CISSP, SSCP, CSSLP and CISM.

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What can you do with an online degree in cyber security?

The MS in Cyber Security degree prepares its graduates for career-track jobs in the emerging cyber security, information assurance/security fields. Students will be educated in the technical aspects of cyber security systems, and will be prepared to assume responsibility for the management, operation and oversight of these systems. Graduates will be actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia.

  • Cryptographer
  • Chief Infosec Officer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Auditor (or Forensic Expert)
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Software Developer

Professional development opportunities.

Connect your classroom learning with community service or an internship—Theology students find opportunities at local parishes, pre-hospital chaplaincy programs, youth ministry programs and Catholic Charities.

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