2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Cybersecurity


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This program is not currently accepting new students.

 

The MS in Cybersecurity program equips students with the real-world training to monitor, detect, and manage today’s dangerous digital threats. Through courses developed in collaboration with IBM, students focus on:

  • The latest cybersecurity technology and the practical application of this technology in the context of business information and real-world problems.
  • Mastering specialized business, compliance, and management principles along with the technical skills needed to compete for desirable cybersecurity jobs.
  • Hands-on learning through realistic threat simulations. Students learn by doing and build practical skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.

Students also explore groundbreaking advances in cyber forensics, cybercrime prevention, and secure coding as they build the confidence to lead critical cybersecurity initiatives and cross-functional teams.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the MS in Cybersecurity, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate emerging technical developments that apply to cybersecurity.
  2. Evaluate the role of cybersecurity elements within the context of the modern workplace.
  3. Examine cryptography elements for practical application in both commercial and non-commercial settings.
  4. Critique cybersecurity strategies that can be deployed to prevent cybercrime.
  5. Examine computer forensics elements for their practical usage in both commercial and non-commercial organizations.
  6. Evaluate management processes that can be deployed to prevent or limit potential cyber-attacks in the workplace.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credits

Course Sequence


The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
1    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
3    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
4    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
5    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.

 

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