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A professor at the cyber lab: Pursue your master's in cyber security online at Regent University.

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Secure Your Future. And Theirs.

Looking to combine your talent for technology with a desire to serve and protect? Regent’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity will equip you to develop, implement and maintain an effective cyber defense strategy for your organization. Develop your expertise in network security, identity management, strategic planning, disaster recovery, and more—all taught from a Christian worldview. This degree is ideal for students with strong analytical and ethical aptitudes and transitioning military members with high-level security clearance.

Online
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August 23, 2021

PROTECT AGAINST THREATS

Analyze cybersecurity threats, trends, and strategies on a national security level.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2021-22, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program.

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

Upon completion of the M.S. in Cybersecurity you will be able to:

  • Evaluate computer networks and systems and apply ethical hacking techniques to test potential threats
  • Build organizational and technological structures to protect digital assets
  • Develop information technology disaster recovery plans (IT DRP)

Career Opportunities:

  • Network or Systems Administration
  • Digital Forensics Engineering
  • Digital Security Project Management
  • Information Technology & Assurance
  • Computer Programming
  • Cyber Risk & Strategy Analysis
  • Cyber Intelligence
$88Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage for network and computer systems administrators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Practitioner focuses on relevant hands-on practice to prepare you for in-demand industry certifications. Gain the knowledge and skill application needed to become a cybersecurity engineer, analyst or tester. 

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Management will provide you the leadership skills you need to effectively develop, implement and maintain a digital security strategy to protect your organization's data.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Policy will teach you cybersecurity compliance requirements for organizations, so you can ensure laws, policies and regulations are met as you employ essential principles for network security and risk management.

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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.

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.

“For me, it’s a direct reflection of what I learned at Regent that made me want to create these companies and have the impact I’m having.”

Jason Carthen, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2009 NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach, radio host, best-selling author

“At Regent, I became interested in issues of social justice. A big part of my calling is really around leveraging the market to do good. I believe if God is leading students here, He will open the door to a meaningful role where they are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Kyle Westaway, J.D., 2006 Lecturer, Harvard Law; Managing Partner, Westaway Brooklyn, New York

“I'm grateful to Regent for developing my leadership skills, which are an essential component to the technical knowledge needed for a career in my field.”

Maximiliano Gigli, B.S. in Cybersecurity, 2020 Administrative Business Partner, Google

“I choose Regent for its professional thoughtful and approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my cohort experience.”

Chris Hull, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2009 Head of Graduate Counseling, John Brown University; Board of Directors Chair, CACREP

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Jonathan Holman, B.S. in Business, 2019 Director of Business Intelligence, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance