One of the largest new frontiers in the world of criminal justice is the field of cybersecurity. At every level — from the individual home computer to servers of multinational corporations to government networks — cybersecurity administration teams are looking for strong leaders who can keep pace with this dynamic career field.

If you’re looking for a career-building master’s degree in cybersecurity to help you make your mark in the field, we have you covered with a graduate-level education at the intersection of criminal justice, leadership, and cybersecurity.

About Salem’s Online Cybersecurity Administration MSCJ Degree

Salem University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Cybersecurity Administration incorporates courses that ensure those who successfully complete the program have demonstrated academic strengths in the administrative aspects of cybersecurity in a criminal justice context. This specialization includes the concepts of leadership, public policy, and decision-making skills that contribute to being a successful manager or administrator of a cybersecurity section within a criminal justice organization including police, courts and corrections. Curriculum for our cybersecurity master’s program touches on the many parts that make up the whole of our modern criminal justice system, including information systems, law enforcement, community relations, and justice operations, all within a modern, global perspective. The culmination is a degree that can prepare you to bring innovative critical thinking and problem-solving skills into this field.

We’ve designed our master’s degree programs to be fully online, with a high-quality curriculum that aims to provide opportunities for professional growth and development; develop skills that allow you to conduct research and integrate theory and practice; and promote excellence in leadership, scholarship, work, and life. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

What Can I Do With A Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Administration?

A master’s degree with an emphasis in cybersecurity administration can help expand your career opportunities to include advanced and senior-level positions, like:

  • Cybersecurity Unit Supervisor
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Senior IT Security & Risk Advisor
  • Lead Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Principal Cyber Vulnerability Researcher

What Will I Learn In Salem’s MSCJ In Cybersecurity Administration Program?

With our Master of Science in Criminal Justice in Cybersecurity Administration degree program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the criminal justice field from a global perspective, studying everything from techniques for researching and analyzing policies and procedures, criminological theory, and issues of ethics and integrity. You’ll take specialized cybersecurity administration coursework to help you answer the question: what is cybersecurity? It covers the policy foundations of information security, current trends in cybersecurity, and the latest policies and technologies used in computer forensics. Everything you learn within our cybersecurity master’s degree program is brought together in a capstone sequence that combines an in-depth research project geared toward your specialization and a comprehensive portfolio review that assesses your attainment of the learning objectives.

Your criminal justice and cybersecurity courses will cover topics like:

  • Evaluating criminal justice policies to critique both intended and unintended consequences and the ethical principles in current criminal justice management and practices
  • Distinguishing unique management problems and challenges in the field of criminal justice, offering support for administrative policy-making
  • Identifying and assessing information security policies, including access control and personnel management
  • Developing your skills in risk management, incident response, and mitigation practices when it comes to protecting cybersecurity systems in government, business, and infrastructure
  • Understanding legal principles, evidence admissibility, and regulatory issues within computer forensics

What Cybersecurity Administration Master’s Degree Classes Will I Take?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program with a specialization in Cybersecurity Administration requires the completion of core semester credits that include:

  • CJU505 Criminological Theory
  • CJU510 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJU515 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
  • CJU520 Ethics in Criminal Justice Management
  • CJU535 Management in Criminal Justice Organizations
  • CJU598 Research Project in Criminal Justice
  • CJU599 Capstone

You’ll also take credits in the cybersecurity administration specialization:

  • CJU555 – Information Systems Security
  • CJU560 – Cybersecurity
  • CJU565 – Computer Forensics

How Long Will It Take To Get My Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Administration?

On average, a full-time student can earn their master’s degree with a specialization in Cybersecurity Administration in approximately 10 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. Please contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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