Master of Science Cybersecurity Management Online

Secure your future by gaining advanced skills in a high-growth, urgently needed field of expertise. The technology and business knowledge you will master in this online graduate program place you at the forefront of fights against cyberattacks.

Apply by: 10/3/22
Start class: 10/17/22

Program Overview

Unlock vital skills in the UIS Online MS Cybersecurity Management program

Total Tuition $15,480*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

With the proliferation of internet-connected devices and data moving to the Cloud, information security is a growing concern for every organization, and capable cybersecurity managers are needed. In the online Master of Science Cybersecurity Management program from the University of Illinois Springfield, you will learn the latest models, practices and policies to manage secure digital networks and protect against attacks and data breaches. With hands-on instruction and real-world projects, this degree imparts the technical and non-technical aspects of information safety.

Coursework for the UIS MS Cybersecurity Management degree focuses on business and tech talents, including compliance, digital forensics and penetration testing as well as issues you will face in strategizing policy, risk management and contingency planning.

Graduates of the online MS Cybersecurity Management program will:

  • Understand the principles and practices of cybersecurity management, including protection of data and system management
  • Build digital networks with the most current security models, architectures and protocols
  • Grasp the issues surrounding governance and strategic policy creation, risk management and contingency planning
  • Use digital forensics techniques, including data acquisition and analysis and report writing
  • Understand the principles and practices of cybersecurity management, including protection of data and system management
  • Build digital networks with the most current security models, architectures and protocols
  • Grasp the issues surrounding governance and strategic policy creation, risk management and contingency planning
  • Use digital forensics techniques, including data acquisition and analysis and report writing

Career opportunities:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $15,480*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, contact the Higher Learning Commission at hlcommission.org/.

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Tuition

Invest in your tech knowledge with an affordable online master’s

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,548 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,480
Per Credit Hour $516
*Total cost is estimated at $1,548 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,480*
Per Credit Hour $516

Calendar

Earn a UIS MS Cybersecurity Management degree on your own time

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 10/3/22
Next Class Start Date 10/17/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/11/228/15/228/18/2210/15/228 weeks
Fall 2022-2nd Half10/17/2210/3/2210/9/2210/13/2210/14/2212/10/228 weeks
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 10/3/22
Next Class Start Date 10/17/22

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Admissions

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We’ve streamlined our admission process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher. No GMAT will be required.
    • Students with 2.0-2.49 GPA may be eligible to first take the Cybersecurity Management or Cybersecurity Administration certificate, and if they earn a 3.0 GPA may continue into the full MS program
  • Official transcripts

Courses

Take a look at the MS Cybersecurity Management curriculum

For the online MS Cybersecurity Management program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours.

For the online MS Cybersecurity Management program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing information in organizations. Fundamental concepts of systems and information are covered. Topics include computer-based information systems, user requirements, and analysis and specification of systems requirements, life cycle, and security. Course Information: Open to non-majors. Access to the internet is required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Telecommunications involve transmission of data, voice, image, and video over communication networks. This course covers the concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Fundamental network concepts are introduced using a network model that divides data communications into multiple layers, such as application, network and transport, data link, and physical layer. Network technologies are covered in terms of different types of networks (i.e. local area networks {LAN}, backbone networks, wide area networks {WAN}, wireless networks, and the internet). Network management and security are also emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover both technical and non-technical aspects of information security. The technical part will cover information security threats, vulnerabilities and controls. The technical materials focus on concepts and principles rather than design and implementation. The non-technical part will cover risk management, security planning and disaster recovery, legal, ethical and professional issues. Prerequisite: MIS 564.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of the principles and practices of cybersecurity management on how to protect information systems against attacks, intrusions, malware and data breaches. From a management perspective, includes the contents of policies, approaches, and techniques related to security issues threatening businesses and organizations. Prerequisite: MIS 513 or 525 (may be taken concurrently).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the security laws, privacy issues, regulations, and compliance standards in a global environment. Includes management of the complexities of security, compliance and legal obligations, including general laws, industry standards, and standards of third-party vendors and specific organizations. Prerequisite: MIS 579 (may be taken concurrently).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces legal issues, such as laws, search warrants, admissibility of evidence, of digital forensics. Focuses on digital forensics procedures and techniques, from data acquisition, data analysis, to report writing. Covers various technology areas, such as email, Web, cloud, and mobile devices. Students will gain practical skills through hands-on exercises. Co-Requisite: MIS 579.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on methods and techniques of penetration testing of corporate computer networks. Covers commonly used reconnaissance and hacking techniques. Introduces various vulnerability scanning tools. Reviews relevant concepts, terminology, and policies. Students will gain skills through hands-on exercises. Prerequisite: MIS 578.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the cybersecurity policies, methods and guidelines to effectively implement cybersecurity in organizations. Discussion of prototypical organizational goals in managing the development, maintenance, and the replacement of cybersecurity policy. Implementation of different cybersecurity policies in real world scenarios. Prerequisite: MIS 513 or MIS 525.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Define vulnerabilities within computer networks and the countermeasures that mitigate risk and damage. Discuss contingency operations, and planning processes for incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Implementation of different business continuity planning processes in real world scenarios. Prerequisite: MIS 579.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Integrates acquired knowledge and skills of Cybersecurity Management (CSM). Elaborate current topics in Cybersecurity Management including issues of governance and strategic planning for security, policy making, risk management, and business continuity planning. Design and implement effective cybersecurity management programs. Prerequisites: 24 credit hours of 500-level course work in the Cybersecurity Management program.
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