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Cybersecurity

Hood College

M.Sc.
18 months
Duration
10260 USD/year
10260 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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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

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3

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.
88
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).
6.5

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

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

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