The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a program consisting of 30 credit hours, which can be finished in one year by proficient students. This program is intended to assist both individuals seeking to advance their careers and those looking for a transition into the field of Cybersecurity.
The program's structure features all courses scheduled in 7-week sessions, providing students with the flexibility to take two classes concurrently, ultimately completing the program in 5 sessions.Learn More Apply Now Information Session
Students who have not taken the following subjects as part of another degree program must complete these three courses. If a student has received credit for one or more of these courses, they may begin taking the 7000-level courses for which they meet the prerequisites.
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Become a Student
Master's in Cybersecurity Application and Document Deadlines
Kennesaw State University's master's in cybersecurity program is currently accepting applications for Fall and Spring terms with the following deadlines:
A list of available start terms and document deadlines is available on the Graduate College Admissions website. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.
Completed applications are reviewed weekly and should result in a decision within two weeks.
Conditional Admission to the Program
Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the program based on prior course work can be conditionally admitted. A conditionally admitted student will be assigned pre-program modules to complete within the College of Graduate and Professional Education. Your admission letter will tell you which courses to take.
Links to the MS-CYBR modules can be viewed here:
Links to the individual modules are also available here:
Change of Graduate Major
If you have already been accepted to a graduate program at KSU and wish to pursue a graduate degree in cybersecurity, you don't have to re-apply!
Tuition and Fees
The MS Cybersecurity is a 100% online degree program. As a result MS-CYBR students are classified as E-Tuition students. There is no distinction between Resident and Out-of-State students for tuition purposes.
This program's graduate online student E-Tuition rate is $383 per credit hour.
Student fees are based on the total number of credit hours a student is enrolled in per semester:
Personal Computer Hardware Recommendation
Windows-based machines are generally recommended, however MacOS/iOS/Linux machines may be used successfully in many cases. Many courses will assume that the student operates from a current-generation Windows-based desktop or laptop computer and will provide instruction for student work using tutorials and instructions written for Windows. Some courses may offer alternatives with similar software for iOS and Linux distribution systems.
As of late-2021, the recommendation is for a Windows 10 Professional OS running with:
*Well-qualified students are those with strong undergraduate degrees or professional experience in computing (computer science, information systems, information technology, software engineering, etc.) or security (information security, cybersecurity, etc.)
Students must complete all nine of the following courses. Refer to the KSU Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.
Students must select ONE of the capstone courses listed below. Refer to the KSU Graduate Catalog for descriptions.
Forward Planning Schedule
The following is the tentative schedule for MS Cybersecurity course offerings by semester.
This is for planning purposes and may be changed without notice due to faculty availability and projected enrollment. Contact your advisor for additional details.
|7-WEEK I (AUG-OCT)||7-WEEK II (OCT-DEC)|
|CYBR 7000||CYBR 7100|
|CYBR 7050||CYBR 7300|
|CYBR 7200||CYBR 7400|
|CYBR 7220||CYBR 7910|
|CYBR 7240||CYBR 7930|
|7-WEEK I (JAN-MAR)||7-WEEK II (MAR-MAY)|
|CYBR 7000||CYBR 7050|
|CYBR 7200||CYBR 7100|
|CYBR 7220||CYBR 7240|
|CYBR 7350||CYBR 7300|
|CYBR 7400||CYBR 7910|
* May be offered depending on faculty availability.
Summer offerings are limited, please plan accordingly
Plans of Study
MS-CYBR Double Owl Programs
KSU offers the Double Owl Pathway which allows undergraduate students to take graduate-level courses that will count in both their undergraduate degree and in a graduate degree at Kennesaw State University. You can learn more about this program at https://doubleowl.kennesaw.edu/
Current KSU students interested in the MS in Cybersecurity degree may have an option to consider for a Double Owl pathway, including these:
Schedule an Appointment
For MS Cybersecurity advising please use the link below to schedule an appointment with Gina Gavin or Cathy Moore in the Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development. This link is for MS Cybersecurity students only.SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Gina Gavin: (470) 578-7866
Cathy Moore: (470) 578-2857
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Walk-in appointments will be unavailable until further notice due to campus precautions - Please use the link above to schedule an advising appointment
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9:00 am -11:30 am and 12:30 pm-4:00 pm
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is 100% online and can be completed in as little as twelve (12) months. Check out the KSU Graduate Catalog for specific information regarding admission requirements, enrollment, graduation policies and the program course requirements. Get in-depth course descriptions to help you plan out your program path.catalog
Program Contact Information
Program Coordinator: Gina Gavin
Program Office: (470) 578-7866
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