Cyber Security

Wright State University

12 months
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Cyber Security program from Wright State University strengths include a unique blend of faculty expertise, well-equipped computer science and engineering laboratory facilities, and a balance of theory, practice, hardware, and software. 


The M.S. degree in Cyber Security program from Wright State University is designed for individuals who want to develop skills to identify and resolve cyber security threats. The degree is focused on developing knowledge and skill applicable to protecting computer systems and computer networks. 

Students with backgrounds in computer science, computer engineering, information systems or electrical engineering may apply to the program. Professionals working in the industry who have a strong technical background and related work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • The ability to integrate and apply graduate cybersecurity knowledge to solve complex cybersecurity issues and challenges.
  • The ability to understand and integrate new knowledge within the field of cybersecurity into their professional activities.
  • The ability to recognize the need for, and engage in, life-long learning.
  • A deeper understanding of the breadth and depth of cyberspace and the inefficiencies and shortcomings of our existing evaluation systems to deal with cybersecurity threats.
  • An understanding of the unique characteristics of cyberspace and how these unique characteristics affect/influence cybersecurity threats.
  • The ability to identify social, political, and economic factors/impacts of cyber threats and be able to identify and discuss ethical issues related to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Recognition of the basic concepts of cyber security defense and be able to use software tools for malware identification and elimination, data encryption and transmission, and key-based authentication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Network Security
  • Host Computer Security
  • Information Security
  • Security Attacks and Defenses
  • Cloud Computing
  • Privacy Aware Computing
  • Visualization and Image Processing for Cyber Security
  • Trust Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field
Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be eligible for admission if their combined GRE score exceeds 298.  Likewise, students with a combined GRE below 298 may be eligible if their GPA is higher than 3.0.

The GRE requirement is waived: 

  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering from Wright State and a 3.3 minimum GPA
  • For applicants with a graduate degree in a science, math, or engineering field from a U.S. institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7149 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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