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Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity

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Program Information

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity program at Rowan University prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand key issues along with present and emerging cyber threats to information systems, develops graduates with a sufficiently broad and strong technical foundation to understand and analyze cybersecurity vulnerabilities and protections, and prepares students for specialized cybersecurity careers.

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The M.S. in Cybersecurity is a full-time or part-time program offered at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses). All students must complete 6 credits of foundation courses (2 courses) and 9 credits of core courses (3 courses). Students may complete this degree within 1 ½ to 2 years of study.

Rowan students enrolled in the Combined Advanced Degree Program between our B.A. in Computing and Informatics and our M.S. in Cybersecurity programs can complete two graduate cyber security courses in each of their last two semesters as an undergraduate student. These courses will count towards the B.A. in Computing and Informatics as well as the M.S. in Cybersecurity. Further, the M.S. in Cybersecurity has developed a pathway for students completing the 3+1 B.A. in Computing and Informatics program through our community college partners at Rowan College of South Jersey and Rowan College at Burlington County where students will spend three years as a county college student, one year as a Rowan undergraduate student completing their B.A. in Computing and Informatics, and a final year as a Rowan graduate student completing their M.S. in Cybersecurity.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Cybersecurity program.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Foundation Coursework: 6 S.H.
CS 01501 Essentials of Computer Science I 3
CS 01502 Essentials of Computer Science II 3
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
CS 03500 Foundations of Cybersecurity 3
CS 03506 Cybersecurity Management, Policy, and Risk 3
CS 03570 Cyber Defense of Operating Systems and Networks 3
Business Skills for IT Professionals: 3 S.H.
MAPR 01547 Graduate Strategic Writing I 3
Business Skills for IT Professionals Electives: 3 S.H.
MAPR 01561 Graduate Strategic Writing II 3
MGT 06521 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
MGT 07600 Predictive Analysis 3
Elective Courses: 9 S.H.
CS 03551 Advanced Cybersecurity Principles and Applications 3
CS 03580 Cloud Computing & the Internet of Things-Architectures and Security 3
CS 07652 Cryptographic Algorithms 3
CS 09612 Network Security 3
CJ 09515 Law and Society 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official TOEFL/LANG test (International)
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