Master of Science

Cyber Security

Online
Classes Start in January 2020
Classes Start Six Times Per Year For Ultimate Flexibility

Goals and Course Topics

Classes start in January 2020

Understand Threats and Risk

TU’s master’s 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 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 Cyber Security Program

TU’s 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 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.

Format

Online: Two terms per semester. Classes start in January, March, May, July, August and October.

If you enroll full-time, you can complete your 10-course degree in under one year.

Classes start in January 2020

Average degree completion for a full-time student
10 courses = 1 year

At a Glance

  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Sample Courses

Introduction to Cyber Security
Teaches the basic concepts and principles of information security, and the fundamental approaches to secure computers and networks. Some of the topics covered in this course are security basics, security management and risk assessment, software security, operating systems security, database security, cryptography algorithms and protocols, network authentication and secure network applications, malicious malware, network threats and defenses, web security, and privacy.

Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analysis
This course introduces students to fundamentals of cyber threat intelligence. This course will cover the processes of enabling organizations to gather valuable insights based on analysis of contextual and situational risks. This course will teach students to identify and assess the capabilities of cyber criminals.

Law and Ethics in Cyber Security
Focuses on the ways that law, ethics and cyber security overlap and intersect. This course will also cover the laws related to intellectual property, civil litigation, criminal prosecutions, and privacy. An exploration of ethics and cybersecurity, as well as of workplace ethics will be covered in this course.

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