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Cybersecurity, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
The Cybersecurity degree offered by the University of Arizona multidisciplinary curriculum draws courses from the University of Arizona’s programs in Management Information Systems (MIS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Systems & Industrial Engineering (SIE).

Overview

The 33 credit Cybersecurity degree offered by the University of Arizona is designed for working IT, engineering, and other professionals who have three years of technical work experience and want to boost their skills for a cybersecurity career path.

The degree focuses on effectively applying analytical and critical thinking to plan and execute security measures to shield an organization’s computer systems, networks, and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks.

Students engage in theoretical and hands-on approaches to learn the critical components of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity courses cover topics such as business intelligence data mining, information security, risk management, systems security management, penetration testing, network security, system cybersecurity engineering and cyber warfare.

Programme Structure

Students engage in theoretical and hands-on approaches to learn the critical components of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity courses cover topics such as business intelligence data mining, information security, risk management, systems security management, penetration testing, network security, system cybersecurity engineering and cyber warfare.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (application system will ask for recommenders contact information and it will send out the requests for you online.)
  • Resume
  • Purpose of Graduate Study.  
  • Copies of transcripts (uploaded during the application process.)
  • Official transcripts (sealed) from all institutions attended. Send your official transcripts to the address below.
  • Completed Graduate College Application
  • Three (2) years of technical work experience (does not include internships)
  • Relevant industry certificate (i.e. CISSP, CRISC, CISM, etc.)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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