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Cyber Security (MS)

The Master of Science in Cyber Security is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in Cyber Security and privacy. Graduates of the program will be employable by both businesses and governments that have important information assets to be protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Specific educational objectives of the program include:
• A fundamental understanding of: common vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems, cyber-attacking methods, human and organizational aspects of Cyber Security, methods for compromising privacy, and risk assessment of cyber-attacks.
• Able to apply security techniques to analyze and evaluate the security risk of information systems and networks.
• Able to design information systems and networks with security controls to minimize security risks.
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours to complete the Master’s degree, of which (a) 12 are for 4 common core courses, (b) 9 are for breadth in cybersecurity, and (c) further 9 are for electives in computing and information technology. Together these components will equip students with necessary skill sets in specific areas in Cyber Security and privacy where they wish to pursue their professional career
This program may be completed in 2 years if you are enrolled as a full time student.

Program Webpage http://cci.uncc.edu/academics/masters/cyber-security-ms
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Heather Lipford
Graduate Program Director Email: richter@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8376
Name on GradAdmissions Website: Ms. Sandra Krause
Email on GradAdmissions Website: Sandra.Krause@uncc.edu
Phone # on GradAdmissions Website: 704-687-8662
Program Director:
Ms. Sandra Krause