MS in Cyber Security

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Program Description

Pending approval from NCFHE

The issue of cybersecurity continues to be a major issue for both individuals and large corporations. For businesses it is no longer a question of if a cyber-attack will occur but rather when, and as such the demand for qualified IT security professionals has risen exponentially.

Our program has been designed to give students the skills needed to meet this increased demand, including how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats, and determining methods to minimize them.

 

Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US / 84 ECTS credits), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

  • Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters.
  • Credits needed to earn the degree: 48 US / 96 ECTS credits
  • GPA needed to earn the degree: 2.0 or higher

Career Opportunities

  • Security Architect
  • Security Director
  • Vulnerability Assessor

These and many other challenging, satisfying, and lucrative opportunities await you upon graduation.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

The American University of Malta (AUM) is an American-style university dedicated to higher education and research for an international community at the highest standard. The degree programs, research ... Read More

The American University of Malta (AUM) is an American-style university dedicated to higher education and research for an international community at the highest standard. The degree programs, research activities, and service to the community transform lives and serve society by educating ethically knowledgeable citizens, creating knowledge, and putting knowledge to work in a global setting. AUM educates a diverse student body to become ethically responsible global citizens, critical thinkers, and future leaders in an academically challenging learning environment. It strives constantly to innovate and enhance quality in teaching, research, public service and economic development. The way AUM delivers the degree programs makes up a crucial building block in the foundation of its identity. Each program guides students to building their knowledge from the ground up and structuring knowledge in a coherent and cogent way. It takes students all the way from basic principles to hands-on practice with the latest industry technologies relevant to their fields. Read less