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This post was suggested by one of the followers of this blog, Sai. So this post will contain all the information regarding Masters in Cyber Security. Students have lots of queries regarding this field and sometimes they get confused whether to take it or choose another field. So I will try to answer some of the common queries related to MS In Cyber Security.

What Is MS In Cyber Security?

Any Computer/Laptop which is connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber security is the technique used to protect computers and networks from various types of intrusions. As efforts to gain personal or classified information via the Internet in an illegal way continues to increase, the demand for skilled workers who can prevent such attacks is also increasing. So you will be taught how to protect and safeguard Networks and Computers from these Cyber Attacks.

What Is The Curriculum Of MS In Cyber Security? 

The Curriculum of Cyber Security may vary from one University to another, but following curriculum is followed in most of the Universities: –

  • Operating Systems.
  • Computer Networking.
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms.
  • Network Security.
  • Modern Cryptography.
  • Application Security.
  • Information, Security and Privacy.
  • Biometrics.
  • Digital Forensics.

Do I require Experience to join MS in Cyber Security?

Generally Experience is not required for joining MS in Cyber Security. But if you have any experience in this field then it will be taken as a plus. Your experience should be related to Cyber Security only not any other IT field like Developer, Tester etc. otherwise your experience is not considered.

Can I Join MS In Cyber Security even though I did not have Under Graduate Degree In CS or other Related fields of CS?

Yes you can join MS In Cyber Security even though you do not have an Under Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Related fields of CS. But you will need to take the Prerequisite Courses that the Universities suggest you after you join the University. To get a detailed information about Changing your field and Prerequisite Courses, click this link: – Changing Your Field In MS And Prerequisite Courses To Be Taken.

What are the Career Opportunities/ Career Paths for MS in Cyber Security?

There are lots of Career Opportunities in the Market nowadays for Cyber Security Specialists in USA and other Countries. Some of the Popular Career Paths (Job Titles) for MS in Security Security are as follows: –

  • Chief Security Officer.
  • Cybersecurity Manager or Administrator.
  • Cybersecurity Architect.
  • Cybersecurity Operations Analyst.
  • Cybersecurity Engineer.
  • Secure software assurance Engineer.
  • Cyber operations planner.

Universities that Offer MS in Cyber Security?

You can see the list of Universities that offer MS in Cyber Security and also the Rankings of these Universities: – Universities For MS In Cyber Security.

Finally, I would say that MS in Cyber Security is one of the good Fields that you can choose if you have an interest in the Security field of IT. The Job Opportunities are also good for this Course in the US. If you have any other questions related to this Topic please feel free to mention it in the Comment Box.

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MS In Cyber Security

One thought on “MS In Cyber Security

  • December 7, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Hello, I applied for ms cs in Univ of southern California, but didn’t get the admit. Instead of that they gave me an admit to master of cyber security. Now I’m in a dilemma.
    1. I have heard that doing these jobs require much effort and much time. Is it?
    2. Is the average pay for the cyber sec jobs comparable to that of cs graduates?
    3. I have other admits for MS CS
    Northeastern univ, NYU POLY–for fall
    colorado state univ, clemson univ–for spring

    what do u advise?


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