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 newly designed Master's of Cybersecurity Management at Washington University in St. Louis is a 30-unit, part-time program designed for working professionals. The curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive and provides students with the knowledge needed to protect, defend, respond and recover from cyber threats.

This program was developed with one critical goal: teach technical professionals to ask the right questions, solve problems and provide direction to the organization.

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. In addition, you'll join a lifelong network of professionals and will have a faculty mentor who provides ongoing coaching throughout your career.

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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