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 bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

  • The maximum time limit to complete the program is four years or 150% of the credits, whichever the student reaches first.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed at CU.
  • Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
  • Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 36 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Degree Requirements

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