Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Summary of This Program

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Neumann University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity gives students the complex skills necessary to achieve advanced certification and apply for the highest-paying jobs in information technology and cybersecurity. 

Graduates of the program enter the field with a respected degree and the ability to obtain a recognized industry certification, which separates our program from many similar offerings from other local and remote educational organizations.  

The curricula and material in this program provide the skills required to pass advanced certification exams, such as the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), and the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exams. (The CISM requires at least three years of experience working in the field.)

Students enrolled in Neumann's MS in Cybersecurity may choose one of two different specialized tracks: Managing Information Systems Security and Cyber System Engineering.

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity aligns with Neumann's mission by developing leaders who are committed to serving the needs of others, who will embrace lifelong learning, and are determined to develop the requisite skills required to protect critical data and infrastructures.

 

Request More Information

MS in Cybersecurity – Program Overview
Features
Outcomes
Required Courses
Tuition
Admissions Requirements
We hope you can join us

Upcoming
Informational
Events

View All Events

June 8 | 5:00 PM EST
Graduate Programs and Degree Completion Open House (on-campus) | June 8 at 5:00 PM EST

Reserve Your Spot

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can We Answer For You?

About the Industry
About the Program

Is a degree in cybersecurity worth it?

In short, yes! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the market for cybersecurity jobs is projected to increase by 33 percent over the next ten years, which is much higher than the national average for all other occupations. The field of cybersecurity shows no signs of slowing down, and cybersecurity professionals often experience lucrative earnings.

Expand

What about cybersecurity careers and salary?

Cybersecurity professionals are among the most highly compensated in the technology sector, posting a 9 percent salary premium over IT jobs in general....

What about cybersecurity careers and salary?

Cybersecurity professionals are among the most highly compensated in the technology sector, posting a 9 percent salary premium over IT jobs in general. For example, $102,000 is the average annual salary for cybersecurity jobs across the U.S.

Cybersecurity careers include:

  • Chief information security officer (CISO) 
  • Computer information systems manager (CISM)
  • Computer network architect
  • Cybercrime analyst/investigator
  • Cybersecurity analyst/consultant
  • Cybersecurity architect
  • Cybersecurity director
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity manager/administrator
  • Cybersecurity specialist/technician
  • Incident analyst/responder
  • Information security analyst
  • IT auditor
Expand

Where do cybersecurity professionals work?

Cybersecurity professionals are needed in nearly every industry including computer systems, government, marketing, law, finance, and health care.

...

Where do cybersecurity professionals work?

Cybersecurity professionals are needed in nearly every industry including computer systems, government, marketing, law, finance, and health care.

Professionals who obtain a Master of Science in Cybersecurity can expect to find work in fields like these and so many more.

Expand


What is the coursework like in Neumann's Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

The program requires ten courses for a total of 30 credits, including six foundational courses and four specialized...

What is the coursework like in Neumann's Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

The program requires ten courses for a total of 30 credits, including six foundational courses and four specialized courses. The goal is for students to be able to complete the program in 12 months over three semesters (fall, spring, and summer).

The MS in Cybersecurity program offers two different tracks for students: Managing Information Systems Security and Cyber System Engineering. Both tracks require 30 units of coursework, comprising 18 units of the Foundational Core and 12 units in each specialization. 

Expand

What certification exams will graduates of the program be prepared to take?

The curricula and material in this program provides the skills required to pass advanced certification exams, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exams.

How do I apply to Neumann's Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

We know applying to graduate school can seem challenging, but in an effort to make it as easy as possible, we’ve outlined the materials...

How do I apply to Neumann's Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

We know applying to graduate school can seem challenging, but in an effort to make it as easy as possible, we’ve outlined the materials and steps you need to take in order to submit a complete graduate school application:

  • A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions (WES or ECE evaluated if an international school)
  • Resume
  • Provide results of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) from applicants whose first language is from a non-English speaking country or for whom English is a second language-minimum overall score of 84 with a minimum score of 26 on the verbal subtest on the Internet-based TOEFL. Applicants may also complete the Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) MELAB. A total passing score of 81 and a speaking section of 3 is required.  

Once all admissions materials have been received and processed through the Office of Admissions, the graduate Program Director will arrange for an interview, if appropriate, following a review of all candidate credentials.

Expand


Request Info

Additional Resources
Recent Posts
Links
Meet with Us

Schedule a Meeting

Request More Information

Interested in the MS in Cybersecurity?

Request More Information