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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity 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.

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

Accreditation & Licensing

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