36 Credit Hours


Students entering the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body within the area of information and computing technology.  Students may also demonstrate experience by completing an undergraduate major in a discipline related to information technology, including but not limited to business information systems, computer engineering, computer science, data communication, information management, information technology, mathematical and physical sciences, and software engineering.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and evaluate the cybersecurity needs of an organization.
  • Conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment.
  • Assess and troubleshoot cyber security systems.
  • Implement cybersecurity solutions.
  • Gain mastery of cybersecurity, information assurance, and cyber/computer forensics software/tools.
  • Design and develop security architecture, operational and strategic cybersecurity strategies and policies.
  • Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, demonstrate ethical behavior, and understand the need for lifelong learning.

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.

Degree Requirements

9 Credit Hours of electives from graduate level courses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.