National Cyber Security Studies

California State University San Bernardino

24 months
14726 USD/year
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We are one of a few graduate programs in the country that is devoted to the study of U.S. national cybersecurity, and the second in the California State University system. We offer a master degree in National Cyber Security Studies at California State University San Bernardino. 


Our fully accredited Master’s program (M.S.) in National Cyber Security Studies from California State University San Bernardino provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers in service for the U.S. government (USG). 

NCSS alumni serve in many different career fields, including defense, security, and intelligence. Federal service includes the various agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community such as:

  • Air Force Intelligence Agency (AFIA),
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
  • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA),
  • Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and
  • National Security Agency (NSA)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Crime and Intelligence Analysis
  • Terrorism
  • Homeland Security
  • International Economic Issues
  • Military Geography for National Security
  • Foreign Relations of the United States

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




58 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.

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

  • $70 Application fee (starting Fall 2020)
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14726 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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