The global rise in cyber crime has created an unprecedented demand for cyber security professionals. As an international leader in intelligence and cyber education, Mercyhurst University’s new online Cyber Security master’s program will prepare you to analyze cyber threats to computer systems, networks and networked devices, and protect those systems from cyber attacks. Through engaging online coursework, you’ll also learn to evaluate the legal, regulatory and ethical issues related to cyber security and privacy, and effectively communicate complex cyber security information.
A master’s in Cyber Security is excellent preparation for career advancement in the rapidly growing cyber professions. Mercyhurst’s program is one of the few in the nation to address cyber threats to business as well as national and international security. Grads of our program are well positioned for careers as cyber analysts and IT security specialists in virtually any industry.
– Tom Ridge, 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Students in this 36-credit online program are required to take the following courses:
CIS 500 Computing & Information Science Concepts
CIS 501 Probability and Statistics
RMGT 520 Cyber Risk Management
CIS 510 Algorithm Development
CIS 560 Cyber Networks
CIS 561 Cyber Security
CIS 562 Digital Forensics
CIS 563 Cryptography & Network Security
CIS 564 Cyber Law & Policy
CIS 565 System & Application Security
CIS 598 Research Methods
CIS 599 Research Project
Afzal Upal, Ph.D.