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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations includes two concentrations: (1) Cyber Defense and (2) Cyber Operations with thesis- and non-thesis options available in each concentration.

The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Operations is designed for students who wish to help meet the challenges posed by increasing cyber-threats. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program is designed to provide students with a focused education within a broad analytical framework for evaluating, understand, and solving cyber security problems. Either concentration will allow a thesis or non-thesis option.

The Cyber Defense concentration will focus on those aspects of cyber security needed to prepare an enterprise level system to protect itself. Material will prepare the students for developing cyber security policies to comply with existing and future laws, conducting risk assessment in enterprise to determine compliance with requirements and implementing security solutions for the enterprise.

The Cyber Operations concentration will focus on those aspects of cyber security that are needed to operate in the cyber domain. Material will prepare the student for advanced operations in the cyber domain such as penetration testing, after action analysis, and malware analysis. This concentration is designed to satisfy the requirements for the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations program of the Department of Defense.

Which department am I in?

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (31 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $12,450 per Semester
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,

MISSISSIPPI STATE,

Mississippi,

39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must request an official transcript from the bachelor’s degree institution and from each college or university attended following the bachelor’s degree.

For international students

An applicant must request an official transcript from the bachelor’s degree institution and from each college or university attended following the bachelor’s degree.

550 PBT or 79 iBT (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS)

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

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