M.Sc. On Campus Online

Cybersecurity and Cyber Systems

Southern Illinois University

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The School of Computing and the School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Southern Illinois University are offering a joint Master of Science degree program in Cybersecurity and Cyber Systems through the Graduate School.


The M.S. Cybersecurity and Cyber Systems degree program at Southern Illinois University has been designed to provide students with relevant graduate-level education and to prepare them for careers as professional computer scientists or advanced doctoral-level studies.


  • Faculty members and graduate students engage in informal and direct contacts to better utilize their combined resources in studies and research.
  • All graduate-level teaching is done by full-time highly qualified faculty members who are committed to pursuing excellence in both teaching and research.
  • A friendly, stimulating atmosphere is present in both the School of Computing and the University as a whole.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Security
  • Advanced Linux/UNIX Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Digital Forensics
  • Hardware Security
  • Security Issues in Cloud Computing
  • Security in Cyber-Physical Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Information Systems or equivalent degrees will be admitted directly as long as their GPA satisfies Graduate School requirements.
  • Admission to the MS program is based on the following factors: grade point average of 2.75 or higher on a scale of 4.0 on approximately the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, class ranking, and faculty recommendation letters.
  • Although GRE scores are not required for admission, they are important to qualify for the High Achievers Tuition Rate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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