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

Earn your concentration in cybersecurity

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.

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By enrolling in this cybersecurity master’s program, you will become a student of the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.

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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:


Admission criteria for a concentration is the same as the admission critera for the MCS online program.

To see admission criteria, please visit the online Master of Computer Science program page.

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The Pathway offers you an opportunity to establish a high Graduate GPA in order to meet admission requirements. This is also a great option if you are interested in taking a few online MCS courses.

Through the Pathway, you choose and complete any three 500-level (3) courses that are part of the MCS degree program as a non-degree student. If you complete all three courses with a 3.0 GPA on the first attempt within a year, you have demonstrated ability to succeed in the subject matter and can apply to the degree program using this new GPA. The courses you complete in the pathway with a B or better will apply towards the MCS degree, once admitted.

Additionally, students who complete nine (9) graduate credits with a 3.0 or better, do not need to demonstrate English Proficiency. So if you successfully complete the Pathway, you will have satisfied the English Proficiency requirement.

To begin, follow these steps:

  • Submit your Master of Computer Science Pathway application here.
  • Be sure to select "non-degree" in the upper left-hand corner when you start your application.

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