Online Master of Arts in Global Security - Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity concentration of the online Master of Arts in global security provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex nature of digital threats and how to address them from a domestic and international perspective, allowing students to learn from expert faculty who are scholars, practitioners and thought leaders.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Become a global cybersecurity leader

 

This online cybersecurity concentration is embedded within the MA in Global Security. The program is practical, non-technical and designed to train students from diverse backgrounds prepare for a rapidly changing cyber environment. Students learn to understand complex domestic and global cybersecurity threats, opportunities, risks and policies. The concentration does not require prior cyber experience and develops students’ critical thinking through case studies, policy exercises and practice-oriented studies designed to encourage and enable career advancement.

Learn more about the Global Security (MA) program.

Featured courses


Required core

GSC 501: War, Conflict and Security


GSC 560: Overview of Cybersecurity


GSC 561: Cybersecurity Threats and Trends


GSC 562: Cybersecurity, Global Politics and Resiliency


GSC 563: Cybersecurity Planning and Strategy


Culminating experience

GSC 550: Capstone


Related careers

This program is oriented toward students seeking to build skills and awareness of how cybersecurity and cyber threats fit into the overall global and national security landscape. The cybersecurity job is market growing as every agency, industry and domestic and international actor faces at least some form of cyber threat, just as a globally connected world presents multiple new opportunities. The cybersecurity concentration is a non-technical degree that assists students from a variety of professional backgrounds gain key skills and knowledge to succeed in careers in the government, military, humanitarian assistance, private industry including work as an analyst, manager or director.

Federal Government policy analyst

Multinational company policy analyst

Private sector policy analyst

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution as required by the ASU Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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