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The master's degree in cybersecurity is designed to prepare cybersecurity technology leaders. Graduates will develop skills and competencies in technical aspects of cybersecurity and will be prepared to assume responsibility for the management of cybersecurity projects and coordination of cyber operation teams. It also provides preparation for students desiring to purse doctoral studies or teach cybersecurity courses in colleges and universities.
Flexible schedule beginning in fall, spring and summer
Finish the 30-credit hour, non-thesis program in one year
Offered online with the option to attend classes on campus
Opportunities to solve real-world cybersecurity problems
One-on-one advising on academic and professional development
Opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty
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This course provides an overview of the field of cybersecurity. It covers core cybersecurity topics including computer system architectures, critical infrastructures, cyber threats and vulnerabilities, cryptography, cryptographic protocol design, information assurance, network security, and risk assessment and management. Students are expected to become familiar with fundamental security concepts, technologies and practices, and develop a foundation for further study in cybersecurity.
This course introduces skills to manage technical professionals and lead strategic change in their organization. Based on the basic operations and functionality of cybersecurity systems, students will learn the management of cybersecurity technical professionals, including how to effectively lead and manage teams, how to launch and assess organizational change initiatives, and how to work effectively within an interdependent group to achieve common goals.
This course teaches students the underlying principles and many of the techniques associated with the cybersecurity practice known as penetration testing or ethical hacking. The course covers planning, reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation, post-exploitation, and result reporting. Students will discover how system vulnerabilities can be exploited and learns to avoid such problems.
Students entering the Master of Science program in Cybersecurity should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Rafael Diaz PhD
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2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529