Offered through Liberty University is the Master of Science in Cyber Security. Consisting of 36 credit hours, students are required courses such as Advanced Topics in Computer Security, Ethics, Legal Issues & Policy, and Secure Software Engineering. In addition to courses, students will need to also complete a capstone project. Students can expect to cover topics such as forensics, cryptography, network security, and web security. A total of 30 of the credits must be earned through Liberty to count towards the Cyber Security degree. Individuals will have a total of three years to complete the online program. On average, students take three courses per semester of 3-credit courses, consisting of four semesters.
The courses are designed to test and further students’ knowledge for the prevention and recovery of cyber mishaps. Students will be trained to test cyber security infrastructures to determine the stability. After completion of the program, students may be prepared for certification as a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). Students will study access control, disaster detection, cyber training, and Business Continuity Planning (BCP).
By earning a Master’s in Cyber Security, individuals may be suited for employment working in IT security, or as a security engineer or information security specialist. Students could also potentially find employment working for the government or the military. Admission requirements state that students must have completed 105 credit hours of undergraduate work. For students completing their undergraduate degree, they will need to submit a Graduate Application to be considered.
- Regionally or Nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors with at least a 3.0 for admission in good standing:
- Information Systems
- Information Systems Management
- Information Technology
- Management Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Computer Programming
School Accreditation Statement
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.