The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts much faster than average job growth across the information and computer science industry through the next decade, which isn’t very surprising considering the rate at which technology continues to advance and proliferate. This makes data and information security an ever-more important field in need of leaders who can stay one step ahead of the game.

About Salem’s Masters in Cyber Security Online Degree

Salem University’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Cybersecurity Administration has been specifically designed to ready you for a leadership role in the area of cyber defense. We take a holistic look at the globalized cybersecurity industry and the modern tools and strategies driving it, so that we can ensure you’re prepared for the diverse, ever-changing marketplace. It’s not just about technical skills; it’s about impressing upon our students the critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities that will help them become real leaders in their field.

We’ve designed our cyber security MS degree 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 Masters in Cyber Security Online Degree?

A master’s in cyber security program can help expand your career opportunities to include advanced and senior-level IT positions, like:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Cybersecurity Team Lead
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Chief Technology Officer

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Masters in Cyber Security Online Program?

Salem’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree program builds off your previous education and work experience, teaching you advanced skills in designing, implementing, and deploying information management solutions while also developing your managerial and leadership skills. You will cover project management and risk assessment, disaster recovery and database administration, and more. Everything you learn throughout your coursework is brought together in a capstone project designed to allow you to demonstrate the skills and abilities you’ve gained during the cyber security MS degree program.

Your Cybersecurity Administration courses will cover topics like:

  • Policy foundations of information security, including access control, policy and personnel management, evaluation of information systems security policies currently in use domestically and international, and how to synthesize a comprehensive information security plan
  • Current trends in cybersecurity and issues in government, business, and infrastructure protection, encompassing risk management, incident response, mitigation practices, current weaknesses in the field, and potential avenues for improved protection
  • Policies and technologies used in computer forensics, as well as legal principles, evidence admissibility, and regulatory issues, and techniques in how to develop and evaluate incident responses and utilize investigative procedures in computer and digital forensics

What Classes Will I Take in This MSIT — Cyber Security Program?

The masters in cyber security online degree program requires the completion of 21 core semester credits that include:

  • IT500 Business Foundations and Processes
  • IT510 Information Technology and Project Management
  • IT520 Risk Assessment and Management
  • IT530 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning
  • IT550 Information Technology Architecture and Security
  • IT640 Database Administration
  • IT699 Enterprise Administration (Capstone Project)

You will also take 9 credits in the Cybersecurity Administration specialization:

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

How Long Will It Take to Get My Cyber Security MS Degree?

On average, a full-time student can earn their masters in cyber security online in about approximately 12 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to 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.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in getting started on your Master of Science in Information Technology — Cybersecurity Administration degree from Salem University, now is a great time to request more information or, better yet, chat with us live.