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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Secure Your Future with Specialized Information Security Skills

You know that now more than ever, organizations are looking for cybersecurity experts. Develop the business acumen and management skills needed to lead the field with Norwich University’s online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program.  Arm yourself with information security best practices, organizational structure and policy development, the regulatory environment, and management strategies.

You will receive a unique online education experience from one of the first universities designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Decade-long cybersecurity instructors are dedicated to providing you with hands-on support throughout your journey at Norwich. 

Are you ready to lead your company’s business, governance, and policy decisions that lead to effective solutions to current and emerging security threats? With your Norwich degree, you will develop the skills needed to help ensure that information assets are understood, valued and protected within the complex business enterprise. 

You, at Norwich

Learn from a faculty of active scholars with doctorate degrees.

Customize your studies based on your career goals and personal interests.

Develop essential skills relevant to not only careers in history but also in business, law, education, and government.

Improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

Apply to one of four start dates per year.

Benefit from a university recognized as offering Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance, according to the U.S. News & World Report.*

*Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who recieved the average level of need-based financial aid.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

accreditation

Norwich University has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Program & Details

At a Glance

No GRE/GMAT required Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

 

 

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    
learn@norwich.edu

Transfer Credits


You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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International Admissions


Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits


Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a NACES approved agency. 
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, mailed to the address below.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

Norwich’s 36-credit online cybersecurity program is composed of six courses, each 11 weeks in length. Students master one course at a time to create a strong foundation of knowledge and context for future topics.

Our graduates can:

Apply technical and management skills needed to pursue leadership positions in information security

Gain extensive knowledge in information security best practices, organizational structure and policy development, the regulatory environment, and management strategies

Develop a thorough foundation in the business, governance, and policy decisions that lead to effective solutions to current and emerging security threats

Concentrations available:

  • Computer Forensic Investigation and Incident Response Team Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Law and International Perspectives on Cyberspace
  • Project Management
  • Procurement and Government Contract Management
  • Vulnerability Management

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Cybersecurity program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Online Master's

Tuition and Fees

When applying for a graduate program at Norwich University, there are two essential factors to consider: what does it cost, and how can you pay for it? There are many ways to get financial assistance and several financial strategies that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are here to help you identify and pursue the options that are best for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $799; $550 (military; veteran; first responder) 

Financial Aid Resources

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Master's Program

Rate Per Credit 2023-24Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$799; $550 (military; veteran; first responder) $3,300-$4,794 /term

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation Application Fee -  $150
Norwich ACCESS Fee - $22/credit per term

$22,050-$31,014

Quick Info

100%

Online

Courses completed entirely online

15

Students

Maximum number of students per class

18

Months

Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

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I was looking for a school with mature, highly ranked course. I wanted the curriculum to be certified by the NSA/DHS.

Michael Esch

'15 Master of Science in Information Assurance Computer Forensics and Incident Response Management

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I think the most unique part about Norwich is the people. The faculty are outstanding. I couldn't tell you how much time and energy my professors gave me to help me prepare for my future career.

Meghan Rioux

'16 Computer Forensics and Incident Response Management

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was able to work through multiple obstacles of life while working full time that requires bi-monthly travel, writing course papers on the airplane, and meeting family obligations.

Stephan Bohanan

'15 Computer Forensics and Incident Response Management

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My degree has already allowed me to play a more integral part in my company's leadership. The respect and deference a leadership degree from Norwich carries cannot be understated.

James Karr

'22 Master of Science in Leadership

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The faculty provided a learning experience that was student-centered and rich with support. I believe that I am well prepared to take on the new challenges ahead in my career as a nurse educator because of the education that I gained at Norwich University

Benitha Garrett

'15 Master of Science in Nursing: Healthcare Systems Leadership

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Michael Esch

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Meghan Rioux

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Stephan Bohanan

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Faculty & Staff

Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is led by dedicated faculty and staff members who are available to help you reach your academic, professional, and personal goals. Our faculty members hold advanced degrees and industry certifications and are subject matter experts and practitioners in topics including organizational governance, cybersecurity threats, risk management, and cyber crisis management. We have an in-house instructional design team who work hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure a world-class, efficient, and interactive online learning experience in each course.

Careers & Outcomes

Career Opportunities for Cybersecurity Graduates

The cybersecurity market is expected to grow from a $75 billion industry in 2015 to a $170 billion industry by 2020.*

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is high, which means salaries are, too. Those in the field command an average salary 9% higher than other IT workers, according to the Job Market Intelligence: Cybersecurity Jobs 2015 report.

Career opportunities for those earning a Master of Science in Cybersecurity are on the rise, outpacing the availability of qualified professionals in the industry.

Our graduates have pursued a variety of roles, including:

Career Roles

  • Chief Information Assurance Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Risk Manager
  • Consultant
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Director of Information Systems
  • IT Security Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Compliance Manager
  • Security Liaison

Our alumni have attained positions at top organizations, including:

Public Sector

  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Pacific Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Private Sector

  • Triad Retail Media
  • Raytheon
  • E3 Technologies, Inc.
  • Madison Gas and Electric Company
  • American Family Insurance
  • Worldwide Language Resources