Launch Your Career in the Challenging World of Cyber Security

  • 12 classes
  • 54 credits
  • 1 Masters Degree

take the path
to a rewarding career

The goal of the Master of Science in Cyber Security program is to provide the graduate with a solid foundation in the technology and practice of cyber security to be well prepared for careers in high demand areas of cyber security. It provides practical experience in strategies of prevention and detection of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, as well as responding to and recovering from cyber attacks, hacking, trojan horses, malware, and ransomware. The psychology of hacking and the human elements in cyber security are addressed along with the basics of cyber crime investigation and digital forensics.

The key areas of focus:

  • Analysis
  • Security
  • Negotiation
  • Purchasing
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Planning
  • Reporting
  • Problem-solving
  • Making Effective Presentations
  • Decision-making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Scheduling
  • Maintenance

complete your
Master of Science in Cyber Security

through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, online instruction, or a combination of both.

total required for graduation

12
classes

Earn Your DEGREE
on Your Time
CampusOnline

On Campus or online

Where our classes are offered

Time

5 - 10 weeks

Time needed to complete a class

Calander

15 Months

Time needed to finish a master’s degree

Admissions Requirements: Students with an accredited undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems, or other related field, may be deemed to have acquired competency in the core areas. All the courses must have been passed with a grade of C or better. Students with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field are required to demonstrate competency in the IT core areas. Competency can be demonstrated by completing necessary coursework prior to beginning graduate studies at Stratford University, by completing the appropriate bridge courses offered through the Stratford University on-campus or online program, or through Prior Learning Assessment.
Competency Requirements

  • CIS390- Basic Computer Technology, Applications, and Security Bridge
  • CIS391- Server/OS, Relational Databases, and Software Security Bridge
  • CIS392- Networking Bridge
Master of Science in Cyber Security Master of Science in Cyber Security trains students for a promising career in cyber security.
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Program Requirements

Complete Your Degreeby meeting the following program requirements
  • Complete Core Requirements

Core Requirements

Complete the following core requirements for the Master of Science in Cyber Security

Core Requirements

Complete all following courses

CIS595
Cyber Security Capstone
CIS596
Current Topics in Cyber Security I
CIS600
Ethical Hacking
CIS610
Global Issues in Cyber Security
CIS630
Security Analytics
CIS615
Cyber Security Prevention and Protection
CIS655
Strategies in Cyber Conflict
CIS660
Culture of Security
CIS665
Physical Security
SOF685
Digital Forensics
CIS631
Cyber Law and Compliance
CIS694
Auditing and Incident Response

Cooperative Education

In this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. Students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. These optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.

CIS500
Cooperative Education I: Computer Information Systems
CIS501
Cooperative Education II: Computer Information Systems
CIS502
Cooperative Education III: Computer Information Systems
CIS503
Cooperative Education IV: Computer Information Systems
  • Core
    Requirements

    Core
    Requirements

    In this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. Students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. These optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.

    • Core Requirements

      Complete all following courses

      CIS595
      Cyber Security Capstone
      CIS596
      Current Topics in Cyber Security I
      CIS600
      Ethical Hacking
      CIS610
      Global Issues in Cyber Security
      CIS630
      Security Analytics
      CIS615
      Cyber Security Prevention and Protection
      CIS655
      Strategies in Cyber Conflict
      CIS660
      Culture of Security
      CIS665
      Physical Security
      SOF685
      Digital Forensics
      CIS631
      Cyber Law and Compliance
      CIS694
      Auditing and Incident Response
  • Cooperative Education

    Cooperative Education

    In this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. Students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. These optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.

    • Cooperative Education

      CIS500
      Cooperative Education I: Computer Information Systems
      CIS501
      Cooperative Education II: Computer Information Systems
      CIS502
      Cooperative Education III: Computer Information Systems
      CIS503
      Cooperative Education IV: Computer Information Systems