Quinnipiac University School of Engineering

Master of Science in

Cybersecurity

  30 Credits

  6 Semesters to Complete

  $950 Cost per credit

  Next Application Deadline: January 10

Cybersecurity
by the Numbers:

28%

Growth in employment for information security analysts between 2016 and 2026

$82,000

Average salary for those holding a Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree

$124 Billion

In worldwide spending on Information Security is expected in 2019

Secure Your Future In A Rapidly Growing Field

Cybercrime is one of the most significant risks faced by businesses and individuals in the modern era. The MS in Cybersecurity degree from the Quinnipiac School of Engineering will train you to defend against these threats.

In the United States, the average annual cost of cybercrime increased by 29% in 2018, and Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that the global cost of cybercrime will top six trillion dollars by the year 2021. Further perpetuating the issue is a widening cybersecurity skills gap due to a severe shortage of individuals with the technical skills needed to counter these sophisticated cyber-attacks. In fact, a 2018-2019 ESG survey found that 53% of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, a number that has increased every year since 2015.

The MS in Cybersecurity degree from Quinnipiac provides the professional skills needed to secure a prestigious position in the field of cybersecurity safeguarding our corporate, financial and personal data against these attacks. The program was developed to be in alignment with the key knowledge units established by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a more cyber-secure nation and is continuously updated to stay current with evolving threats. Receive the hands-on training and develop the technical skills that will enable you to prevent, detect and counter sophisticated cyber-attacks.

Our industry-experienced faculty will guide you through the key components of creating and maintaining a secure information infrastructure, while virtual labs help you immediately apply what you have learned in simulated scenarios. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the program. If you are currently lacking the programming skills required for entry, we will help you build the requisite skills needed to be successful in this program. To learn more, please complete the information request form and a member of admissions team will answer any questions that you have and help you get started with your application.

Interviews with Industry Experts

Cybersecurity Career News

The curriculum for this program is segmented into a series of one-credit courses grouped around a defined set of subject matter experiences. Courses last either two or three weeks with students typically taking six credits per term in a 15-week semester. This format allows students to focus on specific learning objectives and projects before moving on to the next topic while permitting the flexibility needed for success in this fast-paced field.

Required Core Courses (30 credits):
Course Title Credits
CYB 501 Foundations of Cybersecurity 1
CYB 502 Introduction to Cyber Threats 1
CYB 503 Introduction to Cyber Defense 1
CYB 550 Cyber Policy 3
CYB 540 Introduction to Secure Networking 1
CYB 509 Operating Systems Security 1
CYB 517 Introduction to Cryptography 1
CYB 524 Relational Database Security 1
CYB 526 Non-relational Database Security 1
CYB 670 IoT Security 1
CYB 506 Introduction to Programming for Security Professionals 1
CYB 660 Programming for Security Analytics 1
CYB 661 Programming for Security Automation 1
CYB 662 Secure Web Applications Design 1
CYB 663 Secure Web Applications Engineering 1
CYB 664 Web Applications Security Testing 1
CYB 665 Workforce Access Security 1
CYB 667 B2C Access Security 1
CYB 669 B2B Access Security 1
CYB 680 Introduction to Cloud Security 1
CYB 681 Securing Workloads in AWS 1
CYB 682 Securing Workloads in Azure 1
CYB 683 Resilient Systems Design and Development 1
CYB 684 Resilient Systems Testing 1
CYB 685 Operating Resilient Systems 1
CYB 691 Capstone I 1
CYB 692 Capstone II 2

*Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

To qualify for admission into the MS in Cybersecurity program, a student must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in computer science or a related field. Students with a minor in computer science, or those with documented coursework in Introductory Programming, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, and Algorithms are also candidates for decision. Additionally, commensurate work experience in a relevant position may replace the specific major and/or coursework requirements, and those with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

A complete application consists of the following:

Work experience and/or significant prior coursework in cybersecurity is strongly considered in the admission process. Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered, but are not required.

Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and the application fee are received by Quinnipiac. Students can expect to receive a decision within four weeks of submitting a completed application.

Meet the Program Director

Frederick Scholl, Program Director for the MS in Cybersecurity

Frederick Scholl, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor of Cybersecurity

Professor Frederick Scholl, director of Quinnipiac's online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, believes that since cyber crime is everyone's problem, cybersecurity should be everyone's responsibility as well. "My vision and the vision of Quinnipiac is to make cybersecurity technology as accessible to as many people as we can," Scholl said.

Scholl earned his PhD from Cornell University, and graduated from Harvard's internet law program in 2001. He worked in research and product development for 13 years, was a consultant on Wall Street, and worked as a security manager for Nissan America. To date he holds 13 U.S. patents.

Learn More About the MS in Cybersecurity

Ready to take advantage of the growing opportunities available to cybersecurity professionals and join us in our mission to create a more cyber-secure nation? Request additional information via the form provided or submit your application to get started today!

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Gain the in-demand technical cybersecurity skills that you can immediately apply to new opportunities in the field
  • Learn from the same industry-experienced faculty who teach on campus in Hamden, CT
  • Complete all of your coursework in our flexible online classroom, designed specifically for working professionals
  • Work closely with your professors and other emerging leaders in the field
  • Have access to a dedicated support team including 24/7 Blackboard technical support

  30 Credits

  6 Semesters to Complete

  $950 Cost per credit

  Next Application Deadline: January 10

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