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Cybersecurity

Hood College

18 months
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590 USD/credit 11800 USD/year
590 USD/credit 11800 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity offered at Hood College provides a comprehensive cybersecurity education, preparing graduates for advanced technical and management positions in cybersecurity. It addresses the core subject areas and skill sets identified in the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS).

Overview

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity offered at Hood College is a 30-credit program designed for both technical and non-technical students with a bachelor’s degree. A prior background in information technology (IT) or computing is desirable, but not required to enter this program. Individuals without such background can enter the degree program by enrolling in two prerequisite foundation courses. The structure of the program allows students to enter from different disciplines, provides a common foundation and robust subject matter training necessary in today’s Cybersecurity job market.

The Master’s in Cybersecurity is designed to allow partnerships with local technology companies and government organizations. Students will be required and supported to pursue experiential learning and research opportunities during their studies. The program culminates with a team-based capstone project, linked to local industry and government partners. Students will work with faculty and partners to develop suitable research and project questions; collect data, design systems, develop software, protocols, methods and techniques; synthesize their findings or work artifacts into a final product; and present their findings to the partners and scholarly venues.

Boost professional marketability

Grounded in a thorough understanding of the technical and managerial aspects of Cybersecurity, graduates leave Hood ready to tackle the complex cyber challenges in business, industry, government, education, health and other fields. For students who want cyber training, but not the full master’s degree, there is a stand-alone certificate in Cybersecurity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Security Policies, Ethics and Law
  • Applied Encryption and Cryptology
  • Telecommunications & Networking

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying to the Cybersecurity program must submit all official transcripts and a résumé/CV that provides educational and professional experience with specific information about mathematics background, programming background, if any, and their technical skills. 

Applicants should also provide a statement of purpose indicating their motivation for choosing the program and the goals they hope to achieve through completing it.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    11800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Frederick

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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