New! The Sever Institute is excited to offer the ONLINE Masters of Cybersecurity Management (MCSM) Program. This 10-course program, offered fully online, is currently only available for eligible domestic students within the United States. Learn more at our next upcoming information session.

The Master of Cybersecurity Management (MCSM) from the Sever Institute at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis can help you advance your career with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to establish, implement and oversee an enterprise-level cybersecurity structure.

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.

The MCSM qualifies as a STEM program.



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 Johanna Sengheiser (

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
Bill Blankenship Expert in Security Operations. United States Air Force Veteran

Bill Blankenship

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

Craig Byrkit

  • Adjunct Instructor
Eric Kruse Diverse background in the Fortune 500, Government, and Military leading information security teams and complex technical product security strategies

Eric Kruse

  • 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
Jarrett Kolthoff President/CEO of SpearTip, former Special Agent – U.S. Army Counterintelligence

Jarrett Kolthoff

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

Scott Krause

  • 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
Steve Loftus Professional white hat hacker

Steve Loftus

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mike McDermid Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, IT leadership speaker

Mike McDermid

  • 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
Gil Schmitt Senior manager of Network Engineering within Enterprise Holdings, Inc. (formerly Enterprise Rent-A-Car) IT Department

Gil Schmitt

  • Adjunct Instructor
Rick Sunner Strategy and Technology Consultant in Cybersecurity for the United States Air Force

Rick Sunner

  • Adjunct Instructor