Master of Science
in Cybersecurity

Online [br]Master of Science [/br]in Cybersecurity


St. Bonaventure University's online Master of Science in Cybersecurity will safely give you the skills you need to help businesses stay safe from cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of critical business needs in every industry. Stories of data breaches and systems that are hijacked and held for ransom are all too common in today’s headlines. Gain the skills you need to lead the data security charge and to protect businesses and individuals from malicious cyberattacks.

Lead Effectively — Gain the tools needed to excel in one of the fastest-growing careers in the world right now.

Cultivate Highly Technical Knowledge — Learn from faculty with deep security experience in small classes that allow for more personalized attention.

Develop a Real-World Security Skill Set — Engage in hands-on learning opportunties in cloud-based labs to prepare for real cybersecurity challenges.

All of these program components support our students’ ability to attain key cybersecurity certifications and enable our graduates to find valuable careers and stay competitive in this rapidly changing and increasingly vital field.

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Cyber 501: Foundations of Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing

The goal of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity and an in-depth understanding of penetration testing and ethical hacking. This course will include intelligence gathering, assessment of software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, cross-platform penetration testing, learning ethical hacking requirements, and data protection.

Cyber 504: Cybersecurity Forensics

This course will give an in-depth look into the world of cyber-crime and digital evidence. Throughout this course, students will use industry tools to perform forensic analysis of crimes to learn about how to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism and cyber-predators. This course aims to both inform students about the types of crimes that exist and teach them ways to catch those responsible.

Cyber 509: Machine Learning with Applications in Cybersecurity

This course will enhance students’ knowledge of the fundamentals of machine learning and how these technologies can be applied to cybersecurity. Different types of machine learning will be explored in the realms of cyber-crime and cyber-crime prevention.

Cyber 510: Risk Management and System Hardening & Protection

This course will teach students skills required to perform cyber risk management for organizations as well as how to prevent systems from being breached to begin with. There are risks that accompany all systems, and this course will give students the tools to identify possible risks and show them how to manage breaches once they occur.