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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Degree Requirements

master of science in cybersecurity policy and governance


Ten courses are required to complete the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance.  See Admission Requirements for prerequisites.

Core Requirements

  • Cyber Ecosystem and Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Policy: Privacy & Legal Requirements
  • Network & Infrastructure Security
  • Incident Response & Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Governance, Risk Management & Compliancy
  • Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity & the Ignatian Paradigm

Sample Electives

  • International Cybersecurity
  • Investigations & Forensics
  • Managing Cyber Risk: Mobile Devices & Social Networking
  • Establishing the Business Case & Resource Allocation
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Role of Intelligence: Enabling Proactive Security
  • Applied Research Project: The Applied Research Project entails an approved applied project, and is completed in conjunction with a current job, externship, or portfolio.
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