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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
30
May 6, 2024

PROTECT AGAINST THREATS

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

ACCESS A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR CYBER RANGE

Sharpen your skills through hands-on training in our state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar cyber range, accessible to both on-campus and online students. The cyber range is a cybersecurity simulation and training facility that prepares you for situations you are likely to face in the real world.1

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 four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 5 School by Military Friendly®, 2023-24, 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.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the M.S. in Cybersecurity program, you can:

  • 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
$85Thousand
Median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

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. Identifying technological related ethical issues and the impact of personal ethics and organizational values on an ethical workplace.
Development of information systems security and assurance frameworks, policies, roles, responsibilities, practices, and procedures to include the basic principles of Information Assurance and Information systems Security.
Investigation of Internet and network architectures and procedures for preventing and addressing security vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks. Exploring security vulnerabilities and improved algorithms, protocols, and best security practices for public, private and enterprise systems.
Techniques of systems design, analysis and best practices in digital forensics. Presents methods to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation and to handle a cybersecurity incident.
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, including the methodology used to create and validate a plan for maintaining continuous business operations before, during, and after disruptive events.
Essential principles for network security and risk management. Prepares students for relevant industry certification. Prerequisites: Must be taken as the final course in the program. Prerequisites: CYBR 630, 635, 640, 645, and 650.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

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$6956$4,170

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6959$6,255

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6956$4,170

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6959$6,255

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Reference:

1. “Cybersecurity Graduates are in High Demand”: Q&A with College of Arts & Sciences’ Dr. Deva Henry. Regent University News.

“Making the switch from community college to Regent was a flawless process and the best decision ever. I’m so proud I have ‘Regent graduate’ connected to my story.”

Hanna Bishop, B.A., 2015 Christian Ministry

“At Regent, we were encouraged to tie our studies into who we are as Christians and to incorporate that extra layer. We learned to do all things with excellence — and that should never be compromised.”

Debbie Holloway, B.A. in English, 2012 English

“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020 Navy veteran; preparing to be a commissioned officer in the military

“It is neat to see people who care about excellence but aren’t haughty about it. They approach it with humility in their academics, their spiritual lives, and each other.”

Hannah Lillemo, B.A., 2020 Honors Program Graduate