M.S. in Cyber Security

Graduate Cyber Security

At A Glance
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Cyber Security
Concentrations: Not Applicable
Course Locations: Jersey City Campus
Program Duration: 30 Credits: A full‐time student taking 24 credits/year should complete in 1.5 years.
Calendar: Trimester
Course Format: Classes meet in person Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 9:25pm.

The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is a 30 credit hour program designed for working professional and full-time and part-time students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the field of cyber security and information assurance. The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree will provide students with the knowledge and practice to understand cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, and to be able to help defend computer systems against cyber-attacks.

Program Availability

The program will be offered in the evening on a trimester schedule and is designed for both full-time and part-time study.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires 30 trimester hour credits. A capstone course is taken the final trimester of coursework. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to carry out in depth research on a specified topic in cyber security. The student’s project will reflect the integration and application of the cyber security knowledge gained over the course of the program.


Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences to every candidate.

Time Limitation

Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.

Curriculum – Master of Science in Cyber Security

CY510 Cyber Security & Risk Management 3
CY520 Cyber Security Legal Aspects & Ethical Concerns 3
CY530 Cryptography 3
CY540 International Telecommunications Networks 3
CY550 Mobile Computing and Wireless 3
CY610 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 3
CY620 Malware Analysis and Defense 3
CY630 Disaster Recovery 3
CY640 Cyber Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics 3
CY650 Cyber Security Capstone 3
Total program credits 30