The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional StudiesQueens Campus, Online
The M.S. in Cyber and Information Security at St. John’s University is a 30 credit master’s program that combines cybersecurity and information science. It is designed with cybersecurity specialists, IT enterprise professionals, and data scientists in mind. However, the knowledge it provides can serve the cybersecurity skills needs of the wider community of IT managers and computer professionals.
Given the pervasive nature of cyber threats this master’s program gives students an edge in the job market and the world around them.
It appeals to students who want to become cybersecurity specialists as well as data scientists already in the field who need to upgrade their skills. It is designed to accommodate both students with undergraduate degrees in IT and Computer Science as well as career changers.
The program offers a learning path flexibility with:
To be admitted to the M.S. in Cyber and Information Security program all applicants must meet the following requirements:
Students interested in applying to this program and do not meet the prerequisites will be given the opportunity to enroll in a bridge course. This consists of one course in intensive programming and one course in computer networks. These courses will be taken in place of two electives.
CORE COURSES: 15 credits
12 credits in:
3 credits from:
All students will choose a Thesis or Non Thesis Option
Master’s Thesis Option: a) CYB 795 Thesis I (3 credits) plus CYB 796 Thesis II (3 credits)
Non-Thesis Option: CUS 790 Master’s Capstone Project
The 30-credit M.S. degree program in Cyber and Information Security aims to prepare students with the required qualifications to become:
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Joan E. DeBello
Associate Professor and Chair
Division of Computer Science Mathematics and Science
Professor Denise Dragos
Co-Director M.S. in Cyber and Information Security
Dr. Suzanna Schmeelk
Co-Director M.S. in Cyber and Information Security[email protected]
State-of-the-art learning resources: St. John’s has a newly constructed Cybersecurity lab and classrooms. There are additional financial resources available through a donor’s endowment to support students and faculty research and student engagement.
The program supports the core Vincentian values of compassion and service in providing students with technical skills that can be used to combat poverty, disease, crime, as well as provide solutions in healthcare. It will utilize new instructional labs in St. Augustine Hall to provide maximum support for students’ academic success.