What will I learn?

Earn your Master of Science in Cyber-security

Increased reliance on technology for everything from daily communication to national defense means increased vulnerability to hackers, network outages, viruses and cyber-attacks. As a cyber security specialist, you will address and stop these ever-changing security threats and infiltration techniques.

In this program, you will:

  • Become proficient in products and applications that prohibit cyber threats
  • Learn effective technology risk management practices
  • Identify new and existing threats and determine methods for mitigation
  • Build secure and defendable systems
  • Analyze cyber security risks and apply real-world solutions
  • Perform cyber security research
  • Gain hands-on experience with security tools

Position yourself for a high-paying career

With the cyber security industry projected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017¹, cyber security specialists are well positioned to compete for a variety of six-figure salary jobs, including²:

  • Data Security Analyst: $89K–$122K
  • Network Security Administrator: $85K–$118K
  • Network Architect: $95K–$137K

Which department am I in?

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
USD $8,150 per trimester; USD $925 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

August 2020, January 2021


West Campus

3135 Easton Turnpike,



06825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International graduate students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, international applicants should have achieved an excellent academic record that includes at least sixteen years of primary, secondary, and college-level education.

English language proficiency - TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, SHU ELI online placement exam - 80%, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Education First (EF) - C1, Cambridge Advanced English - 58, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 5.5, Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) - 5.5.

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About this uni

With an employability record of 95% at the Institution, Sacred Heart graduates secure jobs soon after completing their studies.

  • 4th among ‘Most Innovative Universities’ in the North USA
  • Has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Home to a total of over 8,000 students
  • Home to award-winning halls of residence