Online Master of Computer Science - Cybersecurity
Arizona State University’s online Master of Computer Science with a concentration in cybersecurity program helps you develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand the problems within information assurance and security, as well as come up with potential solutions for these problems. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of well-respected positions, including cybersecurity engineer, cybersecurity risk analyst, software development engineer, security engineer and security analyst.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is an online master’s in cybersecurity concentration?
ASU Online’s Master of Computer Science – cybersecurity program is designed for graduate students looking to pursue a thorough education in the area of cybersecurity through the lens of computer systems and algorithms. This program provides you with knowledge, skills and advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including:
- Applied cryptography.
- Computer forensics.
- Computer and network security.
- Data and information security.
- Software security.
What will I learn in this cybersecurity master’s degree concentration?
In this online master’s in cybersecurity concentration, you’ll learn to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation through protection, detection and reaction practices. You’ll also learn how to analyze and apply key theories, algorithms and software modules used in the field of computer science. Additionally, upon graduation, you’ll feel comfortable evaluating and advancing existing theories, algorithms and software modules in the field of computer science.
Is an online master’s degree concentration in cybersecurity worth it?
Yes. Not only is cybersecurity an important industry but it’s also a lucrative one. Earning your concentration in cybersecurity master’s degree can lead to career advancement and increased pay, which is projected to continue growing for years to come. According to an estimate by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the global cybersecurity market is projected to grow 86%, from around $145 billion in 2018, to $270 billion by 2026.
Will my MCS with a cybersecurity concentration degree say ‘online’?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Computer Science. Your concentration in cybersecurity will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Featured Master of Computer Science courses
Master of Computer Science – cybersecurity students must take one foundations course, one systems course and one applications course. Students must also complete a concentration requirement of nine credit hours by taking cybersecurity courses, such as:
- Applied Cryptography.
- Software Security.
- Information Assurance and Security.
- Advanced Computer Network Security.
Foundations of Algorithms
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Distributed & Multiprocessor Operating Systems
Software Verification, Validation and Testing
Software Project, Process and Quality Management
Data Processing at Scale
What can you do with a master's degree concentration in cybersecurity?
This program’s unique coursework provides you with a competitive advantage in the workforce. Upon graduation, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a wide variety of careers including, but not limited to:
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