M.S. in Cybersecurity

College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity, offered exclusively online, equips organizational leaders with the skills needed to effectively develop, implement and maintain a digital security strategy. As cyber threats and attacks continue to escalate in the U.S. and internationally, expert cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and play a crucial role in the safety of our future. Regent has access to some of the best and brightest training resources and is a proud leader in this growing technology sector. Our courses integrate biblical principles to ensure the highest good is applied as you work in the digital world. Gain the expertise to lead in areas such as network security, systems security, identity management, network defense, information assurance compliance, strategic planning, organizational leadership, disaster recovery, business continuation and cybersecurity ethics. Students with strong analytical and ethical aptitudes, and transitioning military service members with high levels of security clearance are ideal candidates for this degree.

  • Analyze cybersecurity threats, trends and strategies on a national security level
  • Evaluate computer networks and systems in light of best practices in cybersecurity and apply ethical hacking techniques to test potential threats
  • Build organizational and technological structures to protect digital assets from unauthorized personnel and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.
  • Develop information technology disaster recovery plans (IT DRP) in conjunction with business continuation plans.

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Cybersecurity Admissions Criteria

When applying to one of our Master of Science programs, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Background in cybersecurity, computer science or systems technology
  • Organizational leadership experience
  • Degree conferred transcript (Bachelor’s 2.5 or higher GPA) 

 

M.S. Degree Requirements for Admission

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.  

All application materials must be received by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying. Once you have fulfilled your application requirements, you may be contacted for an admissions interview, which is by invitation only.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

2. Provide Your Official College Transcripts

We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with Parchment Exchange to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

Though not required, please note any certifications you may have in cybersecurity. 

If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

3. Write Your Admissions Essay

Topic: In 500-1,000 words share with us the importance of having Christian leaders in Cybersecurity in our world. 

Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: CAS Masters Application Pieces. 

4. International Applicants

Submit your official transcripts to a third party evaluation agency for course-by-course evaluation (only the evaluation is required, do not send official international transcripts directly to Regent University). Submit English Language Proficiency requirements. Visit the International Student Admissions page for details and a list of transcript evaluation agencies.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

M.S. in Cybersecurity                                                        $650 per semester hour

 

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Technology Fee               

$250

Parking Fee (on-campus students)

$100

Council of Graduate Students Fee                          
(on-campus students, spring & fall only)

$15

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

 

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