Master of Science
in Cybersecurity

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


If you want job security, look to cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity plays an essential role in protecting our world and the global economy. Right now, employers in every industry are looking to hire highly skilled, ethical cybersecurity professionals who can ensure the safety of their data, money and property.

St. Bonaventure University’s online Master's of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to develop the critical skills you’ll need to build a career at the forefront of business and technology. During the program, you’ll work with active cybersecurity professionals and engage in hands-on learning opportunities that use cloud-based labs to safely immerse you in real cybersecurity challenges. You’ll achieve advanced proficiency in machine learning, secure software design, networking, data mining, cryptography, cybersecurity forensics, penetration testing and more.

Develop a real-world cybersecurity skill set.

Through our relationship with the WNY Cybersecurity Research Center and the Security Operations Center located at SBU, the online M.S. in Cybersecurity program is able to bring active business and research professionals into the learning environment. It’s an immersive and one-of-a-kind connection that allows you to experience global cybersecurity practice as it happens — in real time, while preparing you for the realities of cybersecurity like no other online program can.

Fast Facts

  • Prepare for Certification: SBU is a partner with the EC-Council and CISCO Academy
  • Get More for Your Money: Ranked #1 Best Value School in New York State by U.S. News and World Report, Top 300 Best College Values by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Choose Quality: Named as one of The Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges
  • Enjoy Flexibility: 100% online, no GMAT requirement and six start dates per year
  • No coding experience? Start with SBU's Online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Get Your Program Guide

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 503 : Enterprise Security

This course will expand on previous cybersecurity courses and introduce business and enterprise topics. This will be done through analysis of real-world business examples of cyberattacks and the needs businesses have in the areas of cybersecurity. This course will emphasize real-world developmental practices and aim to improve students’ ability to work in a professional cybersecurity environment.

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 508: Data Mining for Cybersecurity

This course will help students understand the importance of data mining in the cybersecurity field and how to apply various data mining techniques. Students will learn about the fundamentals of data mining in general, growing their skills until they are able to later integrate data mining into cybersecurity applications and topics.

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.