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A cybersecurity presentation: Explore Regent's online master's in cyber security - cybersecurity policy program.

M.S. in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Policy

Be a Change Maker in Cybersecurity

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Policy focuses on cyber issues within society, politics, theology, international relations, and the military. For this highly marketable degree, you will develop, implement and maintain a digital security strategy for the protection of organizational data.

Online
30+
August 23, 2021
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Expand Your Expertise

Learn about systems security, identity management, network defense, disaster recovery, and more.

Advance Your Knowledge

Understand cybersecurity compliance requirements for organizations to ensure laws, policies, and regulations are met.

Keep Abreast of Issues

Explore policy and ethical issues in the fast-growing field of public information systems.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Study the National Infrastructure Protection Plan including key resource and critical infrastructure protection roles and responsibilities.

Presented from a Christian worldview, these cybersecurity courses are offered online and supported by faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the M.S. in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Policy degree, you will be able to:

  • Apply international relations theory paradigms to the analysis of cyber conflict and cyber international relations.
  • Compare traditional military tactics and strategies with those used in cyberspace.
  • Employ essential principles for network security and risk management.
  • Develop business continuation and disaster recovery strategies.

Career Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Policy Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Network Analyst
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cyber Risk Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
16%
Higher Earnings with a Master's Degree Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ethical principles, issues and responsibilities associated with information systems security, cyber warfare and ethical hacking.

Development of information systems security and assurance frameworks, policies, roles, responsibilities, practices and procedures. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Investigation of Internet and network architectures and procedures for preventing and addressing security vulnerabilities, threats and attacks. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Techniques of systems design and analysis and best practices in digital forensics. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Examination of information security management issues for government, corporations, and other organizations, including the planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels. Cross-listed with GOV 530.

Essential principles for network security and risk management. Prepares students for relevant industry certification. Prerequisite: Must be taken as the final course in the program.

Considers applicability of traditional IR theory paradigms to description and analysis of cyber conflict and cyber international relations. Considers issues of political economy associated with globalization and cryptocurrencies. Introduces cyberspace actors and institutions and prospects for global conflict and conflict resolution.

Introduces major operational concepts as applied to cyberspace; compares and contrasts traditional military doctrines, tactics and strategies with those used in cyberspace; presents institutions involved in cyberconflict and their functions domestically and internationally, and describes prospects for peace-building and international cooperation in cyberspace.

The application of information systems concepts and tools to challenges and opportunities in the public sector focusing on information system trends; managerial use of information systems; hardware, software, and telecommunications; systems development processes and practices; strategic and policy issues in IS, and ethical and moral issues surrounding information system management.

Addresses the all hazard approach to critical infrastructure protection with a specific focus on cybersecurity and the use of cyber/IT tools in progressing concepts of risk management, mitigation, preparation, and response and recovery efforts. Includes current National Infrastructure Protection Plan Critical Infrastructure/ Key Resource Sector Specific Plans and the use of the Incident Command System in all hazard emergency management disaster response as per the current National Response Framework.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

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 DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

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. Complete Your Academic Background Questionnaire

In lieu of the previously required personal goal statement, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objective with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

4. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

5. 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.

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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