As a leader in cybersecurity education, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University offers a top-ranked online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Cybersecurity or Network Administration that is carefully crafted to provide you with the real-world blend of knowledge, skills, and problem-solving aptitude that today’s employers seek.

The comprehensive information technology curriculum combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience in exciting lab environments that incorporate the latest technology, tools, and techniques.

Choose from two in-demand concentrations: Cybersecurity and Network Administration. Both concentrations offer hands-on experience through virtual tools like Cisco Net Academy and include further customization through targeted electives and a capstone project.

Cybersecurity Concentration
Our highly connected world needs security professionals who are dynamic problem-solvers ready to respond to evolving threats. In the cybersecurity concentration, you will build foundational knowledge of the IT infrastructure ecosystem, learn to identify and defend against threats, and gain specialized knowledge of information security management.

Network Administration Concentration
Network administrators must be able to expertly select, design, and maintain secure systems that meet the needs of their users and their organizations. In the network administration concentration, you will become adept at integrating IT-based solutions into the user environment while applying the very latest technical concepts and networking best practices. You will also be able to contribute to and carry out effective project plans.

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As a student in the cybersecurity or network administration IT master’s degree program, you’ll gain hands-on, practical experience and study subjects including:

  • Programming
  • Cyber Defense and Threats
  • Cryptology
  • Biometrics
  • Security Design Principles
  • Web Security
  • Network and Device Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Policy (legal, ethics and compliance)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Mining
  • Network Design
  • TCP/IP Protocols and the OSI Model
  • Multi-Access Network Strategies
  • Optical Communications and Networks
  • Telecommunications Operation
  • Project Planning and Management

The Seidenberg School is a certified Cisco Net Academy, meaning students can get hands-on, practical experience using Cisco devices like routers, servers, and other telecom devices. Our students also have access to Cisco’s free online training, which can lead to becoming a Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA).

Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), the Seidenberg School is a national leader in cybersecurity education, and our graduates enjoy exciting careers at agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department.

1.8 Million – The Cybersecurity workforce gap by 2022 – a 20% increase since 2015.

Global Information Security Workforce Study 2017

Who Can Benefit?

The demand for IT expertise continues to grow in our technology-driven business world. Information security is driving a large portion of the growth in the IT workforce as cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and pervasive. Today nearly every IT position requires cybersecurity knowledge.

Pace University’s online MSIT benefits individuals from a range of educational and professional backgrounds who have varying degrees of technological expertise. Our students include:

  • Individuals with an IT or related background who want to advance their IT career or transition into a cybersecurity or network administration position.
  • Business managers and executives who work with IT professionals and who want to acquire IT expertise to add value to their organization and to remain competitive in their careers.
  • Individuals who have limited professional technology experience, but are interested in pursuing a career in information technology (a specific track is available to these students).