Cybersecurity Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
As information security breaches, cyberattacks, and online threats continue to make news around the world, organizations are looking for qualified executives with an advanced degree and experience in the field to lead the development of critical infrastructures. In fact, employment of information systems managers is projected to grow by 15% from 2012 to 2020.


Kaplan University's master's degree program is designed to prepare you for leadership roles directing and protecting critical information infrastructures. You'll study how to develop, implement, evaluate, and update the security policies and practices that help organizations respond effectively to cyber attacks. As a graduate, you'll could be skilled in the management of information continuity, asset clarification and control, compliance management, incident response, and secure administration of information systems.

At this time, if you reside in one of the following states you may not enroll in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, or Wisconsin.

Program outcomes for this degree include:

  • Theory and principles: Evaluate theories, frameworks, principles, and best practices related to the management/leadership of cybersecurity technology efforts.
  • Project management: Employ project management skills to construct strategies and policies for managing cyber-threat anticipation, identification, evaluation, prevention, defense, and mitigation.
  • Decision analysis: Analyze data to determine cybersecurity management strategies, plans, policies, and procedures in order to handle crises ethically and cost effectively.
  • Cybersecurity framework and management: Apply appropriate technologies to evaluate and mitigate risk in contexts of uncertainty.

Programme Structure

  • Writing and critical thinking for the it professional
  • Foundations in data analytics
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Computer networks
  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Management of information security
  • Computer and network security
  • Ethical hacking and network defense
  • Platforms, applications, and data security
  • Wireless, mobile, and cloud security
  • Computer forensics and investigations
  • Legal and ethical issues in it
  • It security auditing and assessments
  • Financial management of cybersecurity
  • Master’s capstone in cybersecurity management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply to Kaplan University’s graduate programs, you must:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    402 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 402 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    402 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 402 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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