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M.Sc. On Campus

Cyber Security

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

12 months
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1141 USD/credit 34230 USD/year
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450 USD/credit 13500 USD/year
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About

Somebody has to help defend the computer systems of the world, and with an MS in Cyber Security from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, that somebody could be you. Our grads go on to careers in computer forensics, information security management, or forensic accounting.

Overview

What to expect from studying this Cyber Security program

In fact, there are all sorts of fields where you can put your degree to good use. And because cyber security can take on so many forms, we've brought together faculty from departments in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Collat School of Business to create this program. As part of the core curriculum, you'll take courses and labs in networking, network security, computer security, computer forensics, cyber risk management, and information security management. 

Then, you can either focus on cyber investigations, evaluating digital evidence and learning legal rules in cybercrime investigations, or you can learn legal elements of fraud investigation in IT audit/fraud examinations. Finally, we'll help you line up an internship to get real-world experience before you finish your degree and begin your career.

Facts:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Cyber Security lets students gain real-world experience, and many have been recruited from the center by companies like Google, eBay, and Facebook.
  • Information security analysts earned an average of $95,510 per year in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Networking
  • Networking Laboratory
  • Network Security
  • Network Security Laboratory
  • Computer Security
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Computer Forensics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We accept students from undergraduate programs including criminal justice, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, MIS, IT, business, and accounting, as well as other science and social science fields. Regardless of specific undergraduate preparation, you will need to have formal exposure to the core areas of computer forensics, including cybercrime and its investigation, IT auditing/forensic accounting, fundamentals of computer and Internet literacy, probability and statistics, computer programming, networking, logic, discrete mathematics/logic, and information security management.
  • If you do not meet this background requirement but meet other admission requirements, you will be admitted on a contingency basis and be required to take a series of prerequisite courses that allow you to gain the necessary background to be successful in the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1066 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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