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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.

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January 11, 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 from 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.

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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
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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.

Development of business continuation and disaster recovery strategies and plans. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

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.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

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.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
M.S. in Cybersecurity $675 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
M.S. in Cybersecurity $675 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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