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Help Protect Technical Infrastructures

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity at City University of Seattle is a multi-disciplinary program offering professionals an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the technical, business, management, and policy aspects of information security. When graduating from this program, you will be able to make critical business decisions for your organization when it counts.

The master’s in cybersecurity online program is a highly focused, 16-course program you complete at a pace you determine with the help of a CityU advisor.

In the MS in Cybersecurity program, you will study a core of basic information security standards and practices, which include courses such as Information Security Overview; System Administration for Information Security, Privac and Open Systems, The Senior Manager and Information Security, and Ethical Obligations of Information Security. In addition to taking these core courses, you can specialize in the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity Environment
  • Information Security Audit

The Depth of Study (DOS) sequence prepares students to demonstrate expertise in a specific area. The Choice courses allow students to expand their interests in other disciplines. The internship provides students a vehicle to apply what they have learned in the degree to real work problems at a for-profit or a non-profile organization.

CityU was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Center for Information Assurance Education

City University of Seattle operates a special center whose mission is to conduct programs, courses, research, and consulting in Information Assurance. Learn more about the Center.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, you’ll learn:

  • Changes in information security management
  • Security implementations for digital networks, platforms, and applications
  • The responsibilities of senior managers for ensuring the security of processes and information systems used in their organizations
  • Risks and rewards of using information systems
  • Ethical frameworks and their application to particular areas influencing and affecting information security
  • Forms that cyber crimes can take, and the factors that make victims vulnerable to cyber crimes
  • Warfare in the cyber domain
  • Challenges in managing and enforcing security standards



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


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Expand your global perspectives in online and on-campus courses with students from all around the world.


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