Cybersecurity Engineering for Real-World Applications
Offered through USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the MS-CSE program emphasizes a mission-centric focus while engaging students in academically rigorous training on the engineering aspects of software and hardware security. It is designed for industry professionals and bachelor-prepared students who want to effect positive change by developing and deploying engineering solutions to mitigate cybersecurity threats.
The Cyber Security Engineering program at University of San Diego is distinguished by:
- An integrated approach to cybersecurity education developed in collaboration with industry, military, intelligence community and government stakeholders to deliver specific, in-demand knowledge and skill sets.
- Dynamic, highly relevant curriculum designed by instructors with years of applied experience protecting national assets from the worst types of cyber threats.
- Intensive, in-depth focus on the most critical issues and threats being confronted by cybersecurity professionals today.
Who is the CSE Degree for?
Our Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering program is ideal for bachelor-prepared students who are currently working in a wide range of cybersecurity roles or aspiring to work as a security engineer.
It is especially ideal for those with an engineering background who wish to effect positive change by developing and deploying engineering solutions to safeguard systems and networks, and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
Anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of cybersecurity engineering concepts, theories and threat mitigation strategies will benefit from this program, which is designed to be an invaluable asset for career advancement.
Applicants come from varying backgrounds and fields including:
- Traditional educational paths
- Technology industries
- The military
- The intelligence community
- Private industry
- Government organizations
- Private and public safety agencies
- Computational Roots of Cyber Security
- Cybersecurity Concepts and Tools
- Cybersecurity Network Defense
- Cybersecurity Domain
- Applied Cryptography
- Security System Life Cycle
- 20 months
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DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology IT Security Cyber Security View 228 other Masters in IT Security in United States
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Bachelor’s GPA of 3.0 or higher
- The completion of a standardized test, such as the GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or LSAT may be submitted to strengthen an application if the undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0, or upon recommendation of the admissions committee.
- TOEFL scores of 120 or above (if applicable)
- Statement of purpose (minimum 500 words)
- Letter of support from the candidate’s employer or two letters of reference
- Resume showing information technology experience as demonstrated through academic or career experience
- Students are required to bring a laptop to all courses (on-campus format only)
International22500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 20 months.
National22500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 20 months.
Living costs for San Diego
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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