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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, MS

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-3592

Program Description

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree enhances career opportunities to supervise, design, develop, and operate a secure cyber environment. The program can be completed 100% online in 12 months by fully prepared applicants and employs a unique 7-week course structure allowing students to complete four courses per fall and spring semester while taking two subjects at a time.

Upon completion of the MS-Cybersecurity, students will be able to: strategize, design, develop, deploy, and lead cybersecurity efforts in the enterprise; prepare for, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity threats and incidents; manage cybersecurity risk to information assets; and select and apply appropriate tools and methodologies to solve real-world cyber problems.

Admissions Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions  requirements:

  • Meet all KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements.
  • Resume/Vita required.
  • Statement of purpose. 
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75. Lower GPA is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Foundation Courses (0 - 9 Credit Hours)

Students who don’t have fundamental knowledge in principles of cybersecurity (or information security), programming, computer operating systems and architectures, and networking, may be required to take up to 9 credit hours 5000 level foundation courses. The requirement of those prerequisite courses is based on the evaluation of applicants’ undergraduate transcripts by the program.

Transfer Credit

No credit from outside institutions is accepted for this degree program.

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section in Academic Policies .

Program of Study

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