What will I learn?

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary program jointly provided by the departments of Information Systems and Technology (College of Business Administration) and Computer Science (College of Arts and Sciences).

The Computer Science emphasis builds on the foundation of an undergraduate cybersecurity or computer science degree and expects students to have prior background in foundational computer science areas or complete some foundational courses upon entry. This emphasis is designed to be focused on technical aspects of cybersecurity and provides greater depth than that afforded at an undergraduate level.

Program Length: 30 Credit-Hours (10 courses)
STEM Designation: Yes. [CIP Code 11.1003 (Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance)]


Candidates for the M.S. in Cybersecurity with Computer Science emphasis must complete 30 credit-hours of graduate course work, subject to the Graduate School regulations. Of these, at least 18 hours must be numbered 5000 or above. All courses numbered below 5000 must be completed with grades of at least B-. Outside computer science and information systems and technology, up to 6 hours of related course work is allowed upon permission of the Graduate Director.

This course also offered in College of Business Administration

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,980.00 per year
Application deadline

5 November 2021

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,281.50 per credit hour
Application deadline

5 November 2021

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade Point Average: An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale and minimum 3.0 in the major field of student. Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 may be considered under certain circumstances.

For international students

Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree, preferable in cybersecurity, computer science, information systems, or a related area.

GPA minimum of 3.25 on 4.0 scale. Students whose overall GPA is 2.75 to 3.24 may be admitted under some circumstances.

Applicants with bachelor's degrees outside of specified areas must demonstrate significant proficiency by showing competence through related academic or professional experience, or by taking a test in the following areas.

a. Programming skills in C/C++ and Java with at least three college semesters or comparable experience.

b. Proficiency with computer organization, architecture, or assembly level programming.

c. Familiarity with Unix/Linux/OSX and with command-line scripting with tools.

d. Students must also have satisfactorily completed mathematics courses equivalent to the following courses: Survey Calculus or Calculus I and an elementary course in probability or statistics.

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.