Cybersecurity Management

Options of Study:
  1. Part-time Master's Degree (36 units, 2.5 years+ to complete)

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

The Master's of Cybersecurity Management at Washington University in St. Louis is a 36-unit, part-time program designed for working professionals. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge needed to protect, defend, respond and recover from cyber threats.

This program was developed with one critical goal: educate professionals on how to manage the people and resources who perform these tasks and to lead the cybersecurity function in organizations.

Securing an organization’s data requires a combination of technical skills, innovative concepts and managerial acumen. Graduates of this program will be equipped to design, engineer and assess global cybersecurity problems while maintaining the vision and strategy of the enterprise.

The Cybersecurity Management area of study offers two program options:

  • Graduate Certificate (15 units, 10-15 months to complete)
  • Part-time Master's Degree (36 units, 2.5 years+ to complete)


  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Work experience preferred


  • 36 units of graduate level credit
  • Choose a technical or management focus

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

  • Systematic View of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • The Art and Science of Risk Management
  • Enterprise Network Security
  • Applied Cybersecurity Practices in Cyber Warfare

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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