Securing an organization's data requires a combination of technical skills, innovative concepts and managerial acumen. The Master of Cybersecurity Management at Washington University is a 30-unit part-time program designed for working professionals. This program was developed with one critical goal: to educate professionals about how to manage the people and resources required to perform these tasks and to lead the cybersecurity functions of various organizations.
The curriculum provides students with the knowledge needed to protect from, defend against, respond to and recover after cyber threats. Graduates of this program will be equipped to design, engineer and assess global cybersecurity problems while maintaining the vision and strategy of the enterprise.
- Graduate Certificate (15 units, 10-15 months to complete)
- Part-time Master's Degree (30 units, 2.5 years+ to complete)
Master of Cybersecurity Management
Total units required: 30
In order to earn the degree/certificate, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.70 over all courses applied toward the degree/certificate.
|Required Courses: Choose 21 units|
|CYBER 560||Cybersecurity Technical Fundamentals (*)||3|
|CYBER 561||Oversight for Excellence: Cybersecurity Management and Governance (*)||3|
|CYBER 562||Efficient and Effective Cybersecurity Operations (*)||3|
|CYBER 566||Cybersecurity Risk Management (*)||3|
|CYBER 567||The Hacker Mindset: Cyber Attack Fundamentals (*)||3|
|INFO 570||Leadership Seminar for Technology Professionals||3|
|CYBER 587||Cloud Security||3|
|Cybersecurity Emphasis: Choose 9 units|
|CYBER 563||Enterprise Network Security||3|
|CYBER 564||Access Control and Identity Management||3|
|CYBER 565||Cybersecurity Analytics||3|
|CYBER 568||Emerging Issues and Technology in Cybersecurity||3|
|CYBER 569||Incident Response and Business Continuity||3|
|CYBER 570||Malware Analysis and Penetration Testing||3|
|Cybersecurity Design & Engineering Emphasis Elective Courses: Choose 9 units|
|CSE 571S||Network Security||3|
|CSE 523S||Systems Security||3|
|CSE 422S||Operating Systems Organization||3|
|CSE 469S||Security of the Internet of Things and Embedded System Security||3|
|CSE 433S||Introduction to Computer Security||3|
|Bridge Course: 3 units**|
|CYBER 559||Introduction to Cybersecurity||3|
(*) Courses required to earn a 15-unit Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management.
(**) The bridge course is offered for students with limited to no cybersecurity background. The successfully completed course will count toward the 9 required elective units.