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Master of Science
Cybersecurity Management

Turner College of Business

TSYS School of Computer Science

Program Description

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management offered by the TSYS School of Computer Science provides students with the opportunity to join the cybersecurity workforce as well-qualified professionals. Students will learn how to protect critical information infrastructures by developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate cybersecurity policies and practices to help prevent, detect and eliminate security threats.

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Admission Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Additional Program Requirements

Program Of Study

Students will be able to graduate with an MS degree in Cybersecurity Management at Columbus State University by completing thirty credit hours.

Area 1 Program Core Required Hours: 18
CPSC 6126 Introduction to Cybersecurity
CPSC 6136 Human Aspects of Cybersecurity
CPSC 6157 Computer Network and Management
CPSC 6159 Cybersecurity Investigations and Crisis Management
CPSC 6167 Cybersecurity Risk Management
CSMT 6222 Foundation of Cybersecurity Policy and Management

Area 2 Program Concentration Required Hours: 6
Select two courses from the following list of Technical and Non-Technical Electives

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (Recommended for students with non-technical background)
CSMT 6223 Enterprise Information Security
CSMT 6226 Cloud Computing Security
CSMT 6228 Global Cybersecurity

NON-TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (recommended for students with technical background)
MSOL 6115 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
MSOL 6155 Strategic Leadership and Change Management

Are 3 Project/Thesis Required Hours:  6
Choose thesis or project; repeat for 6 credits (take one choice twice)
CSMT 6299 Capstone in Cybersecurity Policy and Management or
CPSC 6985 Research and Thesis

Total Required Hours: 30