Cybersecurity Management

As technology and cybersecurity threats continue to grow and evolve, so does the need for highly skilled cybersecurity leaders who can direct and protect critical information infrastructures. MCSM Program Options: — Part-time, in-person, on campus, evening — Part-time, fully online, instructor-led, evening — Fall 2024 application opens April 1, 2024

Sever's Cybersecurity Management Program was recently ranked #5 by Fortune magazine. Learn more

Enrolling for Fall 2024: The Sever Institute is excited to offer the ONLINE Master of Cybersecurity Management Program. This 10-course, part-time fully online program is offered to domestic students.

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The Master of Cybersecurity Management from Washington University isn’t a program about technical cyber expertise. It’s a degree for those who want to become leaders in defense and difference makers, who want to use technology as a strategy and make an impact.

What does it mean to be a leader in Cybersecurity?

Cyber threats are changing the world—rapidly. You need knowledge and leadership skills that can stand up to the challenges of today, and what’s on the horizon for tomorrow. Washington University's Master of Cybersecurity Management (MCSM) from the Sever Institute can help you advance your career with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to establish, implement and oversee an enterprise-level cybersecurity structure.

Speak with Joe, your cybersecurity admissions advisor:

Joe Scherrer, Executive Director at McKelvey Engineering's Sever Institute, Director of the Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, and Program Director for Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity Management.

From your first course and throughout the program, you will learn theories combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies. Students will develop valuable job skills that apply to a broad range of leadership positions.

Students can choose from either an on-campus or online part-time format.

The MCSM qualifies as a STEM program.

 

Learn more as Joe Scherrer, executive director of the Sever Institute and director of Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, shares his thoughts about what makes Washington University’s top-ranked Master of Cybersecurity program so unique, and the strong connections and beneficial outcomes that make all the difference.

Curriculum

The 30-unit (10-course) MCSM is a part-time program geared toward cybersecurity and information technology professionals looking to take the next step in their career into a leadership role.

A 15-unit (five-course) graduate certificate in cybersecurity management is also available and can transfer into the degree program at any time. This program offers the option to enroll in up to nine units in program-approved courses with the Computer Science Department. A graduate certificate is an excellent option for individuals wishing to advance their careers, with a shorter time commitment than a degree.

MCSM courses are presented in a part-time, evening format and are designed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, and taught by leading professionals from within the cybersecurity industry.

Our curriculum consists of a solid foundation of technical fundamentals, risk assessment and emerging issues within cybersecurity management and governance. The program also addresses the complex and relevant topics of personal leadership and organizational resilience.

Registration, Tuition Fees & Payment Policies

Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Cindy Fields (mckelveygradfinancialaid@wustl.edu).

Program Checklists & Course Information

Each of our graduate programs has a unique mix of required coursework and additional electives. Courses are updated regularly to ensure our students are prepared for the latest in industry knowledge and application. Check out the Cybersecurity Management program checklist for both master's and graduate certificate requirements. Course information for the Cybersecurity Management, including descriptions and section listings, can be found in our digital catalog the Bulletin. The Online Cybersecurity Management program checklist outlines the degree requirements for the online program. The Online Cybersecurity Management course descriptions and section listings can also be found in the Bulletin. 

Meet our faculty

Che Bhatia VP Stroz Friedberg, 20 years of IT, security and risk management experience

Che Bhatia

  • Adjunct Instructor
Craig Byrkit Craig has expertise directing complex computer intrusion network incident response for global corporations.

Craig Byrkit

  • Adjunct Instructor
Roftiel Constantine Global CISO at Barry-Wehmiller. Senior leader with more than 25 years of results-oriented experience in leading people, strategic planning, delivering information technology solutions, and directing complex programs and projects.

Roftiel Constantine

  • Adjunct Instructor
Jerry Fox Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at BJC HealthCare

Jerry Fox

  • Adjunct Instructor
Ryan Frillman TISO for Equifax. Expertise in end-to-end quality of cyber security control processes and operational risk management.

Ryan Frillman

  • Adjunct Instructor
Gary Harbison IT Risk Management, Security Education & Awareness

Gary Harbison

  • Adjunct Instructor
Josh Jaffe Experienced information security professional, currently responsible for security in Dell’s Customer, Marketing, Sales, and other internal functions.

Josh Jaffe

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mike Jenkins Former Chief Information Security Officer at the United States Transportation Command. ISC2, CISSP, ISSEP, ISSMP and ITIL certified

Mike Jenkins

  • Adjunct Instructor
Rehman Khan Cloud Security, Data Analytics and Technology Innovator with experience in Financial Services, Biotechnology, & Hospitality Domains. Speaker at RSA Conference, CISSP & CCSP, MSSE, BSCS

Rehman Khan

  • Adjunct Instructor
Jamie Kirn Senior Manager, Security at Enterprise Fleet Management

Jamie Kirn

  • Adjunct Instructor
Scott Krause Senior Consultant, Security Risk Management, Mastercard – CISSP, CISA

Scott Krause

  • Adjunct Instructor
Eric Kruse Global Head of Digital Product Security and Trust at Bayer. Cybersecurity Leader and AI/ML Security Evangelist

Eric Kruse

  • Adjunct Instructor
Anatoli Lataria Cybersecurity professional with comprehensive record of managing risk, governance, data protection and strategy for a variety of Fortune 500 companies

Anatoli Lataria

  • Adjunct Instructor
Edward Liebig IT/OT Executive Cybersecurity Leader (CISO)

Edward Liebig

  • Adjunct Instructor
Steve Loftus Information Security Principal Blueprint power. Professional white hat hacker.

Steve Loftus

  • Adjunct Instructor
Lamont Orange Chief Information Security Officer for Vista Equity Partners and member of the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA) and the Cybersecurity Forum Initiative

Lamont Orange

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mirel Sehic Cybersecurity expert with global experience leading from the front in engineering, operations, marketing and consulting disciplines

Mirel Sehic

  • Adjunct Instructor