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Cyber Security Engineering

University of San Diego

M.Sc. On Campus Online
20 months
Duration
1250 USD/credit
1250 USD/credit
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About

This Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering (MS-CSE) at University of San Diego provides essential knowledge and skills training for information security practitioners (public or private) who work to protect the safety and prosperity of companies, communities and the nation.

Overview

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.

This Cyber Security Engineering master’s degree 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.

Careers in Cybersecurity

Now that the global epidemic of cyber crime has triggered a worldwide effort to beef up cybersecurity across all industries, employers are paying top dollar for cybersecurity engineering professionals who possess the needed skills, experience and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Cyber Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Security Policies
  • Security Assurance
  • Secure Network Engineering
  • Trusted Systems Design, Development, and Analysis
  • Secure Systems Engineering
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response
  • Cyber Security Operations

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

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.
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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.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering or computer science
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.

Funding

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