MS - Cybersecurity

Computer Science StudentsUse your expert skills to protect the Digital World

Join the fight against forces that threaten the online functionality of businesses and governments. Learn to prevent, detect, address and recover from cyber incidents and security breaches.

Earn your Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Increased reliance on technology for everything from daily communication to national defense means increased vulnerability to hackers, network outages, viruses and cyber attacks. As a cybersecurity specialist, you will address—and stop—these ever-changing security threats and infiltration techniques.

In this program, you will: 

  • Become proficient in products and applications that prohibit cyber threats
  • Learn effective technology risk management practices
  • Identify new and existing threats and determine methods for mitigation
  • Build secure and defendable systems
  • Analyze cybersecurity risks and apply real-world solutions
  • Perform cybersecurity research 
  • Gain hands-on experience with security tools

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Choose the track that works for you

At Sacred Heart, you can choose from the following cybersecurity program options:

Position yourself for a high-paying career

With the cybersecurity industry projected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017¹, cybersecurity specialists are well positioned to compete for a variety of six-figure salary jobs, including²:

  • Data Security Analyst: $89K–$122K
  • Network Security Administrator: $85K–$118K
  • Network Architect: $95K–$137K 

Additional program benefits

  • Expert faculty who are industry professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience in cybersecurity
  • Exposure to valuable networking opportunities
  • The specialized experience and knowledge you need to compete for advanced careers in the industry
  • Entry into a profession that is growing faster than average for all occupations in any field³

²Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013
³Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015

Help make the virtual world a safer place. Apply for your Master of Science in Cybersecurity today.