Master's Degree

Cyber Intelligence

The master's degree in cybersecurity with a concentration in cyber intelligence prepares you to acquire and assess the intentions, capabilities, and activities of potential adversaries and insiders who pose a threat, including attack methods that target people to penetrate systems, sometimes referred to as social engineering.

Learn to generate and evaluate courses of action to manage risks, counter vulnerabilities and enhance organizational decision-making as you develop an understanding of how intelligence drives a cybersecurity mission.

Courses will prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced positions as cyber intelligence or threat intelligence analysts.

Program Requirements

This concentration requires the four core courses, plus six concentration courses and one practicum course. For a full list of courses, view the Graduate Catalog. View the cybersecurity application deadlines

Please note that you are required to participate in a three-credit-hour practicum experience as part of this program. This provides an opportunity for you to gain valuable practical experience in the industry while working toward your degree.

 Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • Data Network, Systems and Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • Special Topics: Applied Cryptography (3 Credit Hours)

  • Information Security & Risk Management (3 Credit Hours)

  • Decision Processes for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (3 Credit Hours)

Concentration Courses (18 Credit Hours)

  • Advanced Professional & Technical Communication for Analysts (3 Credit Hours)

  • Information Strategy and Decision-Making (3 Credit Hours)

  • Core Concepts in Intelligence (3 Credit Hours)

  • Advanced Intelligence Analytic Methods (3 Credit Hours)

  • Cyber Intelligence (3 Credit Hours)

  • Advanced Cyber Intelligence (3 Credit Hours)

Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

  • Supervised Field Work (3 Credit Hours)

For complete details and course descriptions, download the Cyber Intelligence Concentration Course Guide.

Please note that you are required to submit an electronic portfolio demonstrating completion of core program competencies in cybersecurity and in the area of concentration.

View application deadlines and start dates for this degree program.