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 hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited university.
CORE COURSES: 12 credits
12 credits in:
Program Directors or Chair will make final evaluation of all student applications.
Laws, Regulations and Best Practices (3 credits)
SPECIALIZATION: (9 credits from one of the following tracks)
All students will choose a Thesis or Capstone Option (6 credits)
Master’s Thesis Option: a) CYB 795 Thesis I (3 credits) plus CYB 796 Thesis II (3 credits)*
Capstone Option: CUS 790 Master’s Capstone Project( 3 credits) and one additional elective course (3 credits)
*Students who do not meet pre-requisites may need to take additional courses towards the 30 credit degree if they choose the thesis option.
Elective courses (up to 6 credits)
With their advisor, students will have the opportunity to choose up to 6 credits of elective courses depending on pre-requisites and their selection of the thesis or capstone option to fulfill their 30 credit requirement.
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.
The 30-credit M.S. degree program in Cyber and Information Security aims to prepare students with the required qualifications to become: