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Master’s Concentration

Cybersecurity Management

Be prepared for a leadership role that strengthens organizations by understanding cybersecurity needs, risks, and best practices. Through experiential learning, case study analysis, and examination of leading security technologies taught by expert faculty, you’ll learn critical management skills and strategies to develop a corporate cybersecurity plan. The Cybersecurity Management program is tailored to students with prior work experience in cybersecurity or IT management. Students will build on that experience as they gain insight into governance, compliance, and regulatory issues and considerations in the context of cybersecurity.

Looking for more hands-on technical skills? See the master’s concentration in Information Systems Security.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Time
As few as 18 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Skills You’ll Learn

Direct the protection of IT systems, data, and infrastructure
Establish effective and mature cybersecurity management programs
Create frameworks for cybersecurity policy and risk management

Curriculum

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

4

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

4

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development,
and future direction of the industry. These courses
provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout
your concentration and elective courses. The capstone
serves as the culminating academic experience in
which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field
of study.

ICT 4000 Business Essentials for Technology Leaders
ICT 4001 Technology Leadership
ICT 4005 Technical Essentials
And choose one of the following:
 
ICT 4901 Capstone Project
OR  
ICT 4902 Capstone Seminar
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger
industry sector and master the skills needed to excel
in that area.

ICT 4205 Cybersecurity Management
ICT 4210 Cybersecurity Policy
ICT 4215 Cybersecurity Risk Management and Incident Response
ICT 4220 Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategic Planning
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Information Technology program include:

ICT 4010 Enterprise Architecture
GIS 4101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
GIS 4200 Geospatial Intelligence
ICT 4225 Cybersecurity Audits
ICT 4300 Web Enabled Information Systems
ICT 4370 Python Programming
ICT 4430 Database Security
ICT 4615 Identity and Access Management
HINF 4335 Healthcare Cybersecurity
ICT 4680 Principles of Cryptography

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Cybersecurity Management.

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Cybersecurity Foundations in Application Security

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
ICT 4695 Application Security

Cybersecurity Foundations in Database Security

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
ICT 4430 Database Security

Cybersecurity Foundations in Healthcare

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
HINF 4335 Healthcare Cybersecurity

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Cybersecurity
Management

McAfee reports that 82% of cybersecurity decision-makers surveyed
reported a shortage of cybersecurity skills within their organization.

Employment for information security analysts is expected to explode
through 2030, accelerating at 33% — much faster than the average.

Fill the talent gap! In an average month, there is approximately only
one hire for every 12 unique job postings for information security
analysts.


Job Titles

Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Manager
Security Consultant
Security Analyst
Cybersecurity Manager
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Analyst

Cybersecurity Manager Salary: National Average

$88,881

(Glassdoor.com)

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“That master’s degree had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years and I just started thinking now’s the time, I’m not going to procrastinate anymore!” —Carolyn Hinkley, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Timothy Bradsby

Portfolio Manager,
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

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Don Halloran

Founder & CEO,
Waypoint Group


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Mark Merkow

Senior Security Engineer,
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


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Darl Kuhn

Solutions Architect,
RMCI


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Nathan Braun

Educational Consultant & Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver, University College

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Mike Prasad

Architect/Engineer,
State of Colorado


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Glenn Ware

Director Corporate Systems,
Xcel Energy


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Amber Cardillo

Sr. Director Americas Telco,
VMWare


Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.

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