Join the elite professionals defending our world from cyber-attacks.
Cybersecurity is perhaps the most important topic in computer science today. Demand for cybersecurity professionals has exploded, both here in the US and globally, in the private and public sectors alike. Become one of these sought-after professionals with a Master’s in Cyber Security from Saint Peter’s University. In as little as a year and a half, you’ll learn how to defend information systems from cyber attacks, how to recover compromised systems, how to architect secure systems and so much more.
Our state-of-the-art Cyber Security Center was designed in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Center of Excellence, offering you a real-world learning environment unlike any other.
Our faculty are experts in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Students work on research projects with cutting-edge blockchain and crypto technologies. We host a range of events and programs to promote the knowledge of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Join the battle against cyber threats and help make the world a safer, more secure place.
At A Glance
Degree: Master of Science in Cyber Security
Course Location: Jersey City Campus
Program Duration: 30 Credits: A full‐time student taking 24 credits/year should complete in 1.5 years.
Course Format: Classes meet in person Monday to Friday evenings depending on the classes you have chosen.
Accelerated BS/BA to MS in Cybersecurity Program
You can earn your undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MS in Cyber Security in five years through our Accelerated Program.
Entrance into the MS Cyber Security Program is open to those students pursuing the BS in Computer Science, students in the Criminal Justice program if they are pursuing a concentration in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Mathematics majors if they are minoring in Computer Science, and any student from any major that is minoring in Cyber Security or has completed an Internship in the University Cyber Security Center.
The program will be offered in the evening on a trimester schedule and is designed for both full-time and part-time study.
The degree requires 30 trimester-hour credits. A capstone course is taken in the final trimester of coursework. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to carry out in-depth research on a specified topic in cybersecurity. The student’s project will reflect the integration and application of the cybersecurity knowledge gained over the course of the program.
Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences to every candidate.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.
Curriculum – Master of Science in Cyber Security
Cyber Security & Risk Management
Cyber Security Legal Aspects & Ethical Concerns
International Telecommunications Networks
Mobile Computing and Wireless
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
Malware Analysis and Defense
Cyber Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics
Cyber Security Capstone
Total program credits: 30
The educational objectives of the program are:
To prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills needed to protect and defend computer systems and networks.
To develop graduates that can plan, implement, and monitor cybersecurity mechanisms to help ensure the protection of information technology assets.
To develop graduates that can identify, analyze, and remediate computer security breaches.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:
Analyze and evaluate the cybersecurity needs of an organization.
Conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment.
Measure the performance and troubleshoot cybersecurity systems.
Implement cybersecurity solutions.
Be able to use cybersecurity, information assurance, and cyber/computer forensics software/tools.
Identify the key cybersecurity vendors in the marketplace.
Design and develop a security architecture for an organization.
Design operational and strategic cybersecurity strategies and policies.