Defend Against Evolving Threats

Online Master of Science in Cyber Security

Valparaiso University’s online Master of Science in Cyber Security is designed to help students adapt to growing threats to digital security, offering advanced training in the techniques necessary to keep an organization’s network and essential information well-protected. Through a specialized, hands-on curriculum that adheres to the qualifications sought by government agencies and leading security firms, students of the program receive in-depth insight into the many facets of contemporary cyber security.

Whether you’re an established security professional or have a background in computing, electrical or computer engineering, IT, or the applied sciences, the core courses and electives are built to help you advance in this high-growth field. Each course is shaped by an advisory board of industry leaders and taught by expert faculty members to reflect the latest techniques in cyber security.

As you earn your online masters degree in cyber security, you can develop technical skills in a number of critical disciplines, including:

  • Ethical hacking and counter measures
  • Cyber operations
  • Cryptography
  • Reverse software engineering
  • Cyber forensics
  • Network and infrastructure security
  • Security across different operating systems
  • Programming

The curriculum features a broad selection of electives that build on the program’s fundamental coursework, allowing you to create an academic plan that suits your professional goals. With no predefined specialization tracks, you can pursue the electives that interest you most. Since the program is offered online, you can also earn your degree entirely on your own schedule and from the comfort of the nearest computer.

You’ll also have access to our virtualization facility, a unique asset that allows you and other VU students to model and operate within thousands of security scenarios and exercises.  This complex and diverse array of computing environments effectively simulates the real world challenges of complex modern institutions. Your coursework will use this unique resource as a hands-on laboratory for black-hat, grey-hat, and white-hat exercises to illustrate classroom concepts and strategies. This practical experience will develop the skills you and employers need and expect in a live, dynamic setting.

Valparaiso University has a long-established tradition of providing students with an individualized, highly personal learning experience, with dedicated faculty members interacting closely with students to help them progress through the program. We invite you to learn more about our online masters degree in cyber security and how you can join our inclusive, passionate learning community.

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