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New! The Sever Institute is excited to offer the ONLINE Masters of Cybersecurity Management Program. This 10-course program, offered fully online, is available for eligible domestic and international students.
Cybersecurity Management Information Session
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.
This 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.
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.
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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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.