Master's Degrees

M.S. in Cybersecurity

The M.S. in Cybersecurity consists of an interdisciplinary set of core courses supplemented by a deep dive into one of four concentrations: cyber intelligence, digital forensics, information assurance or computer security fundamentals.


Course Structure

The master's in cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary 30- to 33-credit hour fully online program offered by the USF College of Arts and Sciences, College Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, and College of Engineering.

Most courses are delivered in a convenient eight-week format that fits into the busy lives of working adults, allowing swift progression through the program. Courses in the Computer Security Fundamentals (30 credit hours) concentration are delivered in a 16-week online format with in-person testing requirements that can be completed at approved national testing centers.

For more information on degree requirements and courses, please refer to the catalog.

Who Should Attend

This is a graduate-level program, and students admitted to this program are most likely to be successful if they have academic or work experience in the following areas:

  • C/C++ programming
  • Computer networks
  • Operating-system design
  • Algorithms
  • Data structures
  • Computer organization

An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, MIS, or IT is recommended for admission.