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At USD you will join a community of individuals who are all committed to one common goal, your success. As you consider what degree is right for you, take the opportunity to virtually meet our team and connect with the resources available to you as a student. Click on a profile below to learn more about the office or staff member.

Program Director Michelle Moore, PHD Read More

Program Director

Michelle Moore, PHD

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Program Director

With over two decades of experience as a cyber security expert, and almost ten years of experience as an educator, Dr. Moore’s work supports both national and international defensive cyber strategies. Within the field of technology, she specializes in governance policies, disaster recovery protocols, physical security defenses, and academic matters relating to the protection of critical infrastructure that supports the interests of the nation’s defensive posture in cyberspace. As an educator, Dr. Moore has a broad range of instructional experience on the subjects of business, management, and cyber security at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with various universities.

Professor Moore is a current instructor in the program. She is also a researcher, cyber security policy analyst, and an author in the areas of cyber security doctrine and globally dispersed enterprise governance. Throughout her career Dr. Moore has supported multiple organizations as a government contractor and as a civilian government employee. These include Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, and MCI WorldCom. She currently supports the United States Marine Corps Headquarters Office, where she leads the Contingency Planning and Physical Security efforts for cyberspace. She also sits on the National Security Agency (NSA) TEMPEST Advisory Group as the primary representative for the Marine Corps.

Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in Homeland Security, a Master’s degree in the Management of Information Systems, and an Undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Her research topics are dedicated to the ongoing progression of cyber security, cyber law, cybercrime, national & international cyber policy, and disaster recovery efforts.

Program Coordinator – Molly Patrick Read More

Program Coordinator –

Molly Patrick

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

The Role of Your Program Coordinator

You and your program coordinator will have many interactions while you’re enrolled. They will be communicating important dates, deadlines and details to you in order to insure you have all the information you need to successfully engage in your program.

Program Coordinators are here to respond to your questions and concerns, and to help you develop solutions for success in this program. In the event that they don’t know the answer to a question, they can still put you in touch with the right office or person. They will be your first point of contact throughout your time as a student at USD, so it is encouraged to keep their email and phone number handy.

 

Program Assistant Benn Joyce Read More

Program Assistant

Benn Joyce

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

The Program Assistants are another level of support on the University of San Diego Student Success team. They work alongside the Program Coordinators to communicate important dates, deadlines, and details to you in order to ensure you have all the information you need to successfully engage in your program.

While the Program Assistants take more of a “behind-the-scenes” role on the Student Success team, you will be scheduling your New Student Check-in Call with the Program Assistants to answer any initial questions you might have before the start of the program.

ITS Help Desk Read More

ITS Help Desk

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

ITS Help Desk

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department assists students with troubleshooting with technology-related issues on Blackboard, USD account log-in assistance, and claiming the USDOne Account.

Hours and Contact Information:

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7AM – 7PM
Friday: 7AM – 5PM

Summer/Intersession Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED (Limited Phone Support)

Phone: (619) 260-7900
Email: help@sandiego.edu

Faculty Read More

Faculty

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Our talented and experienced faculty members are some of our greatest resources.

The faculty for the MS in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership program are experienced instructor practitioners, who hold advanced degrees in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Information Assurance/Cyber Security. All of the instructors have extensive industry experience in working in contested cyber environments to mitigate advanced persistent threats. Many have developed solutions for high stakes systems that protect the lives and prosperity of the nation, and have been recognized as pioneers and leaders in the domain.

To view the program faculty:
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Graduate Admissions Read More

Graduate Admissions

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Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions is here to support you as you work through your USD graduate application. Upon successful completion of your application, this team prepares your completed application for committee review and processes your acceptance so that you are ready to join the USD community as an admitted student.

Hours & Contact Information

  • Location: Manchester Hall, Suite 205
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 260-4524
  • Email: grads@sandiego.edu

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Military and Veterans Program Read More

Military and Veterans Program

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Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Welcome

Our military and veterans program was designed to allow students to use their benefits as efficiently as possible. If you are active duty or a veteran of our military, please connect with us to see options available to you.

Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-7483
Email: military@sandiego.edu

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Office of Financial Aid Services Read More

Office of Financial Aid Services

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Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Office of Financial Aid Services

Financial aid is important consideration for many students. Sometimes it can feel unnerving—it doesn’t have to be though. Our team of financial aid advisors and counselors are part of your USD Community and we are here to assist you.

As you begin to review your financial aid information and for a review of the financial aid process, we encourage you to start by reading the steps that are outlined in your “Tuition and Financial Aid” page located here in your Student Success Center. That information was written specifically with you in mind and to help simplify things as much as possible.

If you have questions after reviewing this process, please feel free to reach out. It is the mission of the Office of Financial Aid Services to provide financial assistance in an accurate, efficient and timely manner as well as to provide the best possible service. Once again, welcome! We look forward to working with you.”

Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-2700
Email: onestop@sandiego.edu

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One Stop Student Center Read More

One Stop Student Center

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Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Welcome

The One Stop Student Center at the University of San Diego is here to answer all of your Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registration questions.

Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-4600 x2888
Email: onestop@sandiego.edu

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