Cybersecurity (Master of Science, M.S.)

Dr. Yipkei Kwok, Program Director
(816) 271-4288

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program provides a broad technical understanding of current and evolving technologies in cybersecurity with an emphasis on safeguarding IT infrastructures from attacks on hardware, software, networks and data repositories. The program equips students with security principles and practices they need to become security practitioners, managers and executives. Students will learn how to design, develop, implement, operate, and manage secure information systems and protect an organization's information assets. Students develop a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network administration and security, cryptography, etc. The specialization also introduces students to the ethical, legal and policy issues associated with cybersecurity. Laboratory exercises are included in courses to enhance students' learning experience. 

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer information system, engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Application reviewed and approved by the Cybersecurity Graduate Admission Committee.
Program Requirements
CSC 520Advance Networking and Network Administration3
CSC 550Applied Cryptography3
CSC 570Ethical Hacking3
CSC 580Cloud Computing Security3
CSC 590Information Technology Project Management3
CSC 615Routing and Switching3
CSC 625Network Information Systems Security3
CSC 630Database Management and Security3
CSC 635Software and Computer Security3
CSC 650Information Assurance3
MAT 609Technical Analysis for Decision Making3
Total Credit Hours33

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing of an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Acquire an industrial certificate. (Appropriate certificates are determined by the Cybersecurity faculty)