Earn Your Master's in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership - 100% Online

Mitigate cyber security threats and become a leader in your organization.

Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Kickstart Your Earning Potential and Become a Cyber Security Leader

The University of San Diego’s 100% online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership is designed for students who desire to effect positive change in mitigating cyber security threats and become leaders in their organizations. This degree program is designed to serve the needs of a diverse set of individuals who are currently in cyber security roles as well as those interested in joining this field.

With its curriculum dedicated exclusively to critical aspects of cyber security, this master’s program will deliver an immersive and unique career building, career-enhancing educational opportunity.

  1. Designed for Working Professionals Earn your degree while continuing to work full-time
  2. Graduate in 20 months With a skill set that puts you ahead of the competition
  3. Innovative Curriculum Dedicated exclusively to critical apects of cyber security
  4. 100% Online Degree Access your courses from anywhere
  5. Accomplished Industry Practitioners Professors and faculty with extensive cyber security experience
  6. Networking Opportunities Through online collaboration, learning teams, and cyber security mixers
Program Snapshot

Application Deadline: August 6, 2019

Ideal For: Designed for those in Information Technology, Information Systems and/or Computer Science, or those interested in cyber security.

Cost Per Credit: $925
Program Length: 20 Months
Total Credits: 31
Format: 100% Online



Curriculum Designed for Cyber Security Leadership

The Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership program (and elements of cyber security as a whole) presents the learner with tremendous ability to mitigate threats, but also with knowledge that could be utilized to cause damage to a system. Therefore, in every course there is continuous teaching and application of generally accepted ethical conduct in the field, the University, and society. There are nuances in the cyber security domain that could be reasoned, and for this purpose, it is essential that each course provides a constant thread of ethical logic that develops student judgment, conduct, and decision making consistent with the best practices in the field and the highest moral standing. Every course developed has this learning outcome: Gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Course design will include 37.5 hours of core instructional time for each three-unit course. Additional homework, research, and study time will be required. Students will be advised to spend 15-18 hours per week in each course in order to be successful.

The 31-unit program will consist of eleven courses – ten 3-unit courses and a 1-unit integrative capstone course. This 31-unit program can be completed in five semesters (20 months). You can start this program in any semester (fall, spring, or summer). Each semester is 14-weeks long and there are two 7-week courses offered.