Graduates from the M.S. in Cybersecurity are prepared to become leaders and technical managers in cybersecurity, with a solid understanding of security technology and organizational management principles and practices, preparing them to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions. Additionally, the EIU Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare graduates to take relevant certification exams, specifically Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the COMPTIA A+, and COMPTIA Security+. According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), are requisites for entering and performing successfully in the cybersecurity profession.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment opportunities for Information Security Analysts is expected to increase at a much higher than average rate over the next decade, at 18% from 2014-2024. Similarly, The Illinois Department of Employment Security projects over 30% growth in the profession from 2012-2022. There is significant and growing demand for professionals with an information security background, and not enough supply of graduates to meet this demand. The M.S. in Cybersecurity is designed for working professionals with a general information technology background to specialize in this growing field to help to fill the projected demand for security expertise and to provide accessible professional growth opportunities for Illinois professionals and those from other areas interested in cybersecurity.
|1: TEC 5313 - Networking and Advanced Data Communications||3|
|2: TEC 5323 - Advanced Database Technology||3|
|3: TEC 5353 - Cybersecurity||3|
|4: MIS 4850 - Systems Security||3|
|5: TEC 5363 - Database Security and Reliability||3|
|6: EGT 4823 - Facilities Security||3|
|7: CYB 5550 - Cybersecurity Professional Seminar||3|
|8: MBA 5670 - Management of IT||3|
|9: TEC 5413 - Biometric Security||3|
|10: MIS 4860 - Ethical Hacking and Network Defense||3|
|11: CYB 5900 - Cybersecurity Capstone||2|
|Total Required Hours||32|