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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Computer Forensics
- Network and Internet Security
- Security Policies, Ethics and Law
- Applied Encryption and Cryptology
- Telecommunications & Networking
- 18 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Computer Sciences IT Security View 783 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United States
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.
International10260 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
National10260 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 18 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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.