Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

What can you do with your Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

The goal of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is to develop cybersecurity professionals who have a strong foundation of technical knowledge in computer security, network security, and information security. Our program builds the knowledge and skills of security professionals to effectively protect the safety of our communities, companies, and the nation.

  • Unleash your potential: Counter complex threats, gain hands-on experience, master cutting-edge tools, learn from industry experts, and prepare for industry-recognized CompTIA professional certifications.
  • Be a protector: Join the ranks of cyber warriors and safeguard businesses, organizations, and nations against malicious threats.
  • Defend against cybercrime and ensure a secure digital future through collaboration, communication, and ethical considerations in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Cultivate teamwork skills and effective communication techniques, preparing you to work seamlessly within interdisciplinary teams and effectively convey complex security concepts to diverse stakeholders
  • Demand on the Rise: With the increasing number of cybersecurity attacks, the need for skilled professionals has never been greater. In the United States alone, there are over 700,000 open cybersecurity positions waiting to be filled.
  • Thriving Job Market: Cybersecurity is growing at more than twice the rate of the overall economy.

Graduates will be well-equipped to address the intricate cybersecurity challenges faced by our interconnected world. They will possess the necessary expertise to safeguard critical systems, protect sensitive information, and respond swiftly and effectively to cyber incidents. Our program aims to shape cybersecurity professionals who will make substantial contributions to the safety and security of our communities, organizations, and the nation as a whole.

Students who complete the Master of Science in Cybersecurity will:

  1. Evaluate theories, principles, and best practices related to the evolving global cybersecurity landscape by assessing and reviewing recent strategies.

  2. Demonstrate the scholastic mastery to develop research topics and projects based on underlying cybersecurity principles learned throughout the program.

  3. Recommend appropriate cybersecurity theories and frameworks to stakeholders to evaluate, mitigate, and manage ongoing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in contexts of uncertainty.

  4. Analyze data using accepted best practices for the purpose of synthesizing an effective and ethical cybersecurity solution.

Entry terms:

  • Spring (January/March) and Fall (August/Oct)


Admissions requirements:

  • Apply online hpu.edu/apply ($55 app fee)
  • Official transcript/s
  • Resume

*Proof of English Proficiency required for International students, entry terms may vary


Optional

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement/Essay

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