The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits, with nine required courses. Students in this program are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 9 approved, graduate-level credits, with a minimum of 21 credits to be taken directly at Excelsior College. Students might need to take additional course(s) if they do not have the appropriate prerequisites to complete the program. See the credit requirements in chart form.
The student who graduates with an Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity will be able to:
- Continuously monitor, maintain, and enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets through effective industry accepted information management and risk management techniques.
- Implement an Incident Response team that legally, ethically, and efficiently respond to cyber incidents.
- Detect, analyze and respond to cyber attacks on networks and computer systems.
- Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of existing and proposed information systems.
- Develop and implement organizational cybersecurity policies and procedures
- Utilize the best sources of information available related to cyber security issues, threats, and recovery.
Excelsior College is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and DHS.