Online Master of Computer Science - Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity concentration of the online is designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics.
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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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The Cybersecurity concentration is a concentration available within the Master of Computer Science degree program.

Gain a competitive advantage in the lucrative and exciting field of cybersecurity with a Master of Computer Science Cybersecurity degree. This cybersecurity degree emphasis is designed for graduate students who want to pursue a thorough education in the area of cybersecurity through the lens of computer systems and algorithms. Through security courses, this online degree will provide you the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics. As a masters student with a concentration in cybersecurity, students can learn about cryptography, software security and advanced network security systems. Meet the standards set by the National Security Agency for information assurance by learning to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation through protection, detection and reaction practices.

The coursework for this cybersecurity degree has been certified by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program to satisfy the standards for (1) Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) and (2) Senior Systems Managers (CNSSI 4012). The Information Assurance Center has been certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyberdefense (CAE IA/CD) and as National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance – Research (CAE-R) by the National Security Agency & the Department of Homeland Security.

Featured courses

To meet degree requirements, all students must take one foundations course, one systems course and one applications course. Students pursuing the cybersecurity concentration must complete a concentration requirement of nine credit hours.


Foundations

Foundations of Algorithms


Foundations

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning


Systems

Distributed & Multiprocessor Operating Systems


Systems

Mobile Computing


Systems

Applied Cryptography


Systems

Information Assurance and Security


Systems

Software Security


Systems

Advanced Computer Network Security


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Computer Science in Cybersecurity have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Cybersecurity job examples include but are not limited to:

Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Risk Analyst

Software Development Engineer

Security Engineer

Security Analyst

Prestigious faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Prestigious faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

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