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Make a Difference in Cyberspace

Pace University offers an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity tailored to working professionals. This fully online cybersecurity master’s degree looks toward the future of cyber defense, utilizing hands-on learning and the latest industry practice to develop students’ problem-solving abilities.

If you’re looking to advance your career and combat cyber crime, Pace University’s 100% online MS in Cybersecurity will prepare you to find solutions for the next wave of cyber threats.

STEM-Designated Curriculum with Real-World Practice

Our curriculum blends theoretical and practical cyber defense knowledge to develop strong problem-solving abilities. Through virtual labs and project-based learning, students not only gain vital information security knowledge, but they get the opportunity to put theory into practice. Our courses adhere to the NSA’s rigorous set of standards and equip professionals with the in-demand skills employers look for. Because of this, our program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

Our 30-credit-hour online program can be completed in only 1 year, full-time or 2 years, part-time. We offer two concentrations and a general track:

  • The Cyber Operations concentration focuses on the technical aspects of protecting computing systems, reconnaissance, and exploitation in cyberspace.
  • The Cybersecurity Leadership concentration prepares students for cybersecurity leadership roles such as chief information security officer, with knowledge of technology, policy, risk management, and governance.
  • Students who choose not to specialize can complete a general track, in which they choose elective courses from a curated list of cybersecurity-related topics.

For more information and detailed course content visit our curriculum page.

Advance Your Career in Cybersecurity at Pace

The U.S. Bureau of Statistics projects that employment for information security analysts will grow 33% from 2020 to 2030. This is much faster than the average across other industries, likely due to the ever increasing threat that cybercrime poses to businesses around the globe. In addition, recent placement statistics show that 94% of Seidenberg students are employed full-time or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

This overwhelming student success can be seen as graduates from the Seidenberg School enjoy exciting careers at organizations including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the New York City Cyber Command.

Just a few of the job titles available to master’s in cybersecurity graduates include:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Chief information Security Officer
  • Penetration Testing Analyst
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Digital Forensics Investigator

Admission Requirements

Applications are carefully reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee utilizing a holistic approach. We accept students who either hold a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, or have a degree in another field, and a combination of equivalent career experience and prerequisite coursework. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred but not required. We require three prerequisite courses (9 credits) which should appear in your prior academic transcripts. Prerequisites cannot be waived, but applicants can be accepted without them. However, all prerequisite courses will need to be completed before starting foundation/core courses in the program.

For more details on admission requirements and the application process, visit our admission page.

Why Pace?

Pace University is located in the heart of New York City, a global business and technology hub. We have partnerships with private industry and government agencies, as well as a network of worldwide security professionals. Students also have access to the Pace Career Services team, who work with 10,000 employers annually and prepare students for future employment.

Our faculty understand that professionals enter the field of cybersecurity to help organizations in making a better cyber space. Our team of experts has countless years of experience working with companies like Google, Microsoft, and IBM, and government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. They have committed themselves to sharing their knowledge with the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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