• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $700.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1300.00

Cybersecurity Risk Management, MS

Master of Science

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting information, systems, networks, and programs from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Along with the convenience of today's digital world comes vulnerability. Institutions in every industry need employees at every level who understand the technical, legal, and business aspects of cybersecurity risk management.

Despite the demand, 40,000 information security analyst jobs go unfilled. The cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek states that employers annually struggle to fill another 200,000 jobs related to cybersecurity. The nonprofit security advocacy group Information Systems Audit and Control Association predicts a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019.

The IU Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management teaches you to identify and mitigate a range of cybersecurity threats in your chosen career. This holistic program will prepare you to protect privacy and intellectual property, promote information and systems security, and address cyber threats to national and international security. You take courses from IU's top-ranked School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; the Kelley School of Business; and the Maurer School of Law.

Your IU Online MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • Cybersecurity specialist  
  • Security management specialist  
  • Information security analyst  
  • Computer and information systems manager  
  • Security engineer  
  • Vulnerability assessor  
  • Security software developer  
  • Information security analyst
  • Privacy specialist
  • Performance analyst
  • IT specialist

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Technical cybersecurity courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Information technology risk management courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Cybersecurity law and policy courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Cybersecurity risk management capstone course (3 credit hours) 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

    You must have a minimum program 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework and submit GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores. If you are an IU graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, have a master’s degree, or at least five years’ work experience and relevant professional certification, you need not submit those scores.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Courses

Core
  • BUEX-C 533Data Intelligence & Visualization3 Credits
  • BUEX-C 541Enterprise Systems3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 522IT Technology for Managers 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 548Managing Intellectual Property in Global Business3 Credits
  • BUKD-T 560IT Risk Management3 Credits
  • BUKD-T 578Cybersecurity Law & Policy3 Credits
  • BUKD-T 579Information Systems Security3 Credits
  • INFO-I 520Security and Software Assurance3 Credits
  • INFO-I 533Systems and Protocol Security and Info. Assurance3 Credits
  • LAW-B 655Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum3 Credits
  • LAW-B 708Information Privacy Law I—Constitutional Privacy Issues3 Credits
  • LAW-B 728Information Privacy Law II3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $700.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2100.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.

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