Cybersecurity Management

Options of Study:
  1. Part-time Master's Degree (30 units, 2.5 years+ to complete)

  2. Graduate Certificate (15 units, 10-15 months to complete)

The Master’s of Cybersecurity Management graduate degree program is a 30-unit, part-time program designed for working professionals.

This program integrates managerial and technical content to broaden and deepen your professional competence as a cybersecurity professional. Offered through the Sever Institute in the McKelvey School of Engineering, your cybersecurity management degree will elevate your ability provide vision and leadership in an organizational setting, ask the right strategic, operational, and tactical questions, solve security-driven problems, and communicate effectively to non-technical leaders. As important, you’ll also build a lifelong network of cybersecurity professionals and become a proud member of the Washington University alumni community.

The Cybersecurity Management area of study offers two program options:

  • Graduate Certificate (15 units, 10-15 months to complete)
  • Part-time Master's Degree (30 units, 2.5 years+ to complete)


  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Work experience preferred


  • 30 units of graduate level credit
  • Choose an emphasis in Design & Engineering or Management

Admission Requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV

Focus Courses

  • Cybersecurity Technical Fundamentals
  • Oversight for Excellence: Cybersecurity Management and Governance
  • Efficient and Effective Cybersecurity Operations
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • The Hacker Mindset: Cyber Attack Fundamentals
  • Leadership Seminar for Technology Professionals
  • Cloud Security

Additional Cybersecurity Program

The Master’s of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering will give you the skills, knowledge and expertise to work in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity and design, engineer, and architect cybersecurity technology and systems.
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