Earn a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security Engineering

While Earning Your Bachelors Degree

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 M.S. in Cyber Security Engineering Combined Program Overview

This Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering (MS-CSE) provides essential knowledge and skills training for information security practitioners (public or private) who work to protect the safety and prosperity of companies, communities, and the nation.

Offered through USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the MS-CSE program emphasizes a mission-centric focus while engaging students in academically rigorous training on the engineering aspects of software and hardware security. It is designed for those that want to effect positive change by developing and deploying engineering solutions to mitigate cybersecurity threats.

This Cyber Security Engineering master’s degree program is distinguished by:

  • An integrated approach to cybersecurity education developed in collaboration with industry, military, intelligence community and government stakeholders to deliver specific, in-demand knowledge and skill sets.
  • Dynamic, highly relevant curriculum designed by instructors with years of applied experience protecting national assets from the worst types of cyber threats.
  • Intensive, in-depth focus on the most critical issues and threats being confronted by cybersecurity professionals today.

The combined program is a connection between undergraduate and graduate studies. USD has created an opportunity for undergraduate students to earn their Bachelor’s in Computer Science while taking Master’s in Cyber Security Engineering courses as well. In doing this, it is possible for a student to earn their undergraduate and graduate degree in less than the typical 6 years.

Who is the Combined Cyber Security Engineering Degree for?

Our Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering Combined Program is ideal for computer science students that are aspiring to work as a security engineer.

The program is for those that wish to effect positive change by developing and deploying engineering solutions to safeguard systems and networks, and mitigate cybersecurity threats.

Anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of cybersecurity engineering concepts, theories and threat mitigation strategies will benefit from this program, which is designed to be an invaluable asset for those starting in their cybersecurity careers or looking to advance within the field.

Cyber Security Professionals from Across the Nation Earn Master’s Degrees from University of San Diego

Requirements of Eligibility

  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Must be a University of San Diego Computer Science undergraduate student
  • Student needs approval from computer science advisor to be considered for the program
  • Student must complete 12 units of the Cyber Security Engineering program while as an undergraduate
  • Student must be in their Spring semester of their senior year when entering the graduate program

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Combined Cyber Security Engineering program at USD, first make sure that you meet all eligibility requirements. If you meet these requirements, please fill out the form at the top of this page. You will be connected to an Enrollment Advisor that will guide you through the formal application process.

Benefits of a Combined Degree

Start Graduate Studies Early

Begin working towards your advanced degree while earning your bachelors

Incur Less Cost

Earn your degree in a shorter time with less tuition

Waive your graduate application fee

Apply for your graduate program for free

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No GRE Required

Apply for the program without having to take additional testing