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The Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue an occupation as an information assurance analyst/IT security analyst, information security analyst, information security/assurance specialist-TS/SCI, or principal system security engineer. The M.S in Cybersecurity as well as the B.S in Cybersecurity (also offered at Mercy College) adequately prepares students for occupations that require knowledge in new security software, protection and disaster recovery, and security policy.
Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours in order to meet degree requirements. The online component of the classes encourage interaction between fellow students and instructors between class meetings. Specific program courses offered include Computer Forensic, Information Assurance and Management, Firewall and Intrusion Detection, Wireless Network and Security, IT Audit and Compliance, E-Commerce Security, Distributed Database and Security, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Advanced Topics and Security Practice as well as a few other elective courses. Students are also required to complete a research/thesis project.
All of the courses are offered online and at the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx, New York satellite locations; however, students are encouraged to register for some courses on campus if a majority of them are taken online.
Prospective students must hold a undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity or have significant experience in the field. Students must also have completed the following courses as a prerequisite to the program: Local Area Networks, Database Management Systems, Cryptography and Computer Security, Operating Systems, and Statistics.
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