Graduate Certificate and Master's in Cybersecurity – Details

The EPCE-sponsored online graduate certificates and programs in cybersecurity through Excelsior College are designed to help you move to the front of the pack in cybersecurity and provide advanced expertise you can use immediately in your job.  Programs are aligned with the academic requirements for cybersecurity set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
Designed for those with a Bachelor's degree. This certificate will equip professionals with the techniques and strategies to manage Cybersecurity threats at an enterprise, national and global levels.

This certificate consists of the following courses. (18 credit hours)

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity 
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Leadership and Communication in Cybersecurity
  • Information Assurance 
  • Capstone Project in Cybersecurity


Master of Science in Cybersecurity
The MS in Cybersecurity enhances your current education and professional experience with knowledge and skills required for cyber professionals.

The curriculum is designed to prepare professionals to use cutting-edge techniques and strategies to protect critical information within their organization.

The Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity consists of the following requirements. (30 credit hours)

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Communication Security
  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Information Assurance 
  • Leadership and Communication in Cybersecurity
  • Project Management
  • Cybersecurity Capstone



MBA in Cybersecurity Management
Professionals looking to get ahead in the Cybersecurity industry can stand out by getting an MBA in cybersecurity management.

The MBA in Cybersecurity Management consists of the following requirements:

Foundation Requirements (0 to 15 credit hours, waivable)

  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis

MBA Core Courses (24 credit hours)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Communications
  • Change Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategy and Policy Capstone

Cybersecurity Management Concentration (9 credit hours)

  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • IT Risk Analysis and Management
  • Information Assurance


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