Goals and Course Topics
Understand Threats and Risk
TU’s master of science in cyber security is very different from other programs, which tend to concentrate primarily on the technical aspects of a cyber attack. Our approach to cyber security helps students assess threats and risk, understand the applicable legal and policy issues, as well as hone their technical skills. This means our master of science cyber security graduates can work effectively with a technical staff, but they can also recommend communicate with organizational leaders who don’t speak “binary.” We help you understand not just what is happening during a cyber incident, but why — and what to do about it!
Your Master of Science Cyber Security Program
TU’s Master of Science Cyber Security program was created by industry experts and is designed around the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and three overall goals:
- Identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks that are required to succeed in multiple work roles;
- Using a common lexicon which will allow for a universal understanding throughout the cybersecurity discipline; and
- Utilizing the results of an iterative proficiency analysis to determine refined expectations for workforce performance at different position levels.
These outcomes are sure to prepare MS cyber security students to meet the expectations of the workplace.
Rapidly Growing Profession
There is a significant shortage of cyber security professionals, and that shortage is only expected to increase in the next decade.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that information security jobs will increase 37% by 2022, which is three times the average growth rate for all other occupations.
- The BLS also reports that the average annual salary for a cyber security analyst with an advanced degree is $95,510. This high average salary speaks to the shortage of qualified personnel in the field of cyber security.
- Currently, according to Cyberseek.org, there are 313,735 job openings nationally and 7,361 openings in Ohio alone, with most requiring advanced degrees.
Online: Two terms per semester. Classes start in January, March, May, July, August and October.