M.Sc. On Campus Online

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Nova Southeastern University

12 months
905 USD/credit 27150 USD/year
905 USD/credit 27150 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is a 30 credit-hour degree program at Nova Southeastern University's College of Engineering and Computing.


Key facts:

  • Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree program is designed for someone who wants to focus on Network Security Engineering by obtaining the necessary skills and abilities for the design of secure network infrastructures and security analysis of network traffic. If you want to focus on Security Policy Development and Compliance to ensure the security of an organization from the management perspective then you should look at the M.S. in Cybersecurity Management.
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified that NSU's curriculum in information security meets or exceeds the requirements and standards expected of a leader in cybersecurity research and education. In particular, NSA and DHS recognized that NSU's graduate curriculum met the additional requirements for educational specializations in Network Security Engineering and Security Policy Development and Compliance  As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school's certified graduate courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. 
  • Nova Southeastern University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) education, and NSU’s CEC is hosting the Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER). NSU first received this designation in March 2005 amongst the first in the State of Florida

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • Secure Computer Systems
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Database Security
  • Computer and Network Forensics
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Information Security Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution and with an appropriate major. (see program-specific admission requirements under individual programs). Lower GPA scores must be accompanied with a supplemental letter explaining why the low GPA does not reflect inadequate potential for success in the program.

  • Online application and non-refundable $50 application fee.

  • Sealed official transcripts from all institutions attended.

  • A résumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Davie

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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