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Program Benefits

  • CISSP and CISM Certification Preparation
  • 2 Certificate Offerings to Tailor Your Studies
  • Curriculum Designed by Cybersecurity Experts 
  • Does Not Require Bachelor’s in Computer Science or Technology

Targeted Courses to Suit Your Career Goals

Total credits: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $735

Estimated cost, plus fees: $26,460

In looking at other programs … there seemed to be an absence of cohesive curriculum design. Not with our program. While others are more a collection of disparate courses, our cyber curriculum was very intentionally put together to take a comprehensive approach.” – Bob Andersen, Director of Instructional Technology, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

The 36-credit online Master of Science in Cybersecurity equips you to manage information security programs in small, medium, and large organizations. This curriculum was crafted by professionals who understand the hiring needs for cybersecurity positions, including hiring managers, information security executives, and government officials.

Unlike most other colleges with cybersecurity courses, ours gives you the business leadership skills to manage security information functions and teams in business, finance, retail, nonprofit, healthcare, government, education, and other sectors. Through cybersecurity courses online, you’ll learn to apply risk management frameworks, methods, and strategies; enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets, and detect and plan for cyberattacks on networks and computer systems.

We also offer the online cybersecurity graduate certificates to specialize your skill set at an advanced level. In the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management, you'll develop your leadership skills by focusing on topics that include effective security policy, operational strategy, and security architecture. Alternatively, the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Technology will prompt you to explore subjects that cover security policy, risk management, and security architecture.

Prerequisite Course

Students who have not taken a foundational computer networking course and/or lack previous experience in the networking technology field may be required to take CYBR 590 Computer Networking (3 cr.) as part of their program.


Core Courses

Find out more about how the Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request more information.

Current Degree Requirements

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.