Program Overview

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security degree program offers the opportunity for students skilled in technology and security-based fields to move into a specialized career in cyber security. As one of the few cybersecurity programs in the nation, GCU’s master’s program trains students to use current, open source and advanced techniques in digital forensics, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and exploitation techniques –along with other software and applications –to protect an organization’s systems, data, processes and people. Students focus on various areas of cybersecurity, while gaining the tools to understand and protect against the enemy in cyber warfare and cyber defense activities. These areas include exploring policies, cyber law, national and international ramifications and ethical considerations.

This masters in cybersecurity program is designed for security engineers and architects, IT professionals, chief information security officers (CISO) and those who desire to deepen understanding in their security-based role to increase efficiency and ensure regulations are in place. These individuals will learn to assess, measure, apply and communicate solutions for effective management of infrastructures, IT departments and data centers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University
    • 2.8 GPA or higher or GMAT of 500 or GRE of 1,000 combined verbal/quantitative, prior to August 2011; 300 combined verbal/quantitative, after August 2011

    School Overview

    Whether one chooses to enroll in a bachelor’s degree in nursing or further pursue educational goals with a master’s degree, Grand Canyon University provides ample online opportunities designed to meet the needs of the adult learner.

    Founded on Christian principles in 1949, the interdenominational Grand Canyon University challenges students through its mission statement “to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.” The University reinforces its vision through its four pillars of: Academic Advancement; Christian Camaraderie; Extracurricular Activities; and Wellness and Well-being. 

    ACADEMICS

    Grand Canyon University is a four-year, private institution of higher education. Programs of study range from undergraduate degrees to the doctoral level.  Degrees are housed within eight colleges at Grand Canyon. 

    • Colangelo College of Business
    • College of Doctoral Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Fine Arts and Production
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
    • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
    • College of Theology

    Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The University also retains specialized accreditation and/or approval for specific degree programs. Agencies include:

    • Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs
    • Arizona State Board of Education
    • Arizona Department of Education
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
    DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION

    More than 100 degree programs are offered online at Grand Canyon University. The University maintains the same high standards for online students as it does for on-campus counterparts, including degrees taught by the same faculty, access to advising and peer connections, extracurricular activities, online tutoring, and added resources. In addition, the online campus features:

    • Online degree programs offered 100 percent online
    • Individualized degree programs that allow students to complete 4-credit courses, one-at-a-time
    • Asynchronous courses, with 24/7 access, hosted through the learning management platform and library systems 
    • Eligibility for scholarships and tuition assistance, along with federal aid programs
    • Transfer-friendly options, of which include a free evaluation of your graduation plan and cost estimates within 24 hours of submission of official transcripts
    • Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Veterans Affairs benefit programs, in addition to offering discounted tuition for eligible military students and their families. 

    There is no cost to apply to Grand Canyon University. Interested students are encouraged to request more information.

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