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Earn Your Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

If you understand the critical role that IT security plays in business, our online MPS in Cybersecurity Management program can help you hone your skills and elevate your career. Learn from industry professionals and develop the skills to tackle real-world cybersecurity challenges with IT solutions that are powerful, relevant, and effective.

You’ll gain the knowledge and experience needed to take on a range of challenges, including the following:

  • Identifying security risks and known threats
  • Formulating preventative security controls
  • Articulating and championing business cases for security projects
  • Implementing a tailored organizational cybersecurity posture
  • Developing security budgets based on risk modeling
  • Institutionalizing security-relevant governance policy

Choose from two in-demand concentrations (optional):

  • Emergency Operations
  • Homeland Security

In cybersecurity, you need a well-built security posture to defend against attacks and a master plan to maintain a vigilant offense. Do you have the intellectual and strategic tools you need for success?

Cyber Security Graphic of Computers

Online Degrees Two Centuries in the Making

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement has always been a place where working adults can attain a quality education to advance their knowledge and careers. Now we offer courses online to accommodate people who are ready to take the next step but don’t have the time to attend classes on-campus.

Our completely online programs are designed for professionals like you who want to advance their careers while managing other responsibilities.
 

Outcomes

An MPS in Cybersecurity Management will provide you with both the technical and leadership skills needed to advance your IT career and have a significant impact on any organization or industry. Upon completion of our degree, you will be able to:

  • Identify security risks while designing and building working solutions to protect the computing assets of an organization
  • Develop, apply, and institutionalize IT security risk management practices, governance policy, and procedures
  • Synthesize security efforts within multiple segments of an organization, including both IT and non-IT departments
  • Develop, articulate, and champion business cases for proposed computing security projects and tasks steeped in real-world limitations
  • Evaluate, analyze and interpret security-relevant cases and statutory laws and legal trends in information assurance while incorporating them into security management efforts
  • Understand and develop IT security budgets based on security economics and risk modeling
  • Understand, relate, and apply commercial and government business process frameworks for security governance and management
  • Relate in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN, data architecture, security auditing, cryptography technologies, as well as emerging technologies, from a security perspective
  • Relate emerging technologies and tools, including IoT, blockchain, biotech, and bioinformatics, to their impact on an organization’s security posture

Learn From Industry Professionals

By earning an MPS in Cybersecurity Management from the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), you'll have access to accomplished Cybersecurity/IT professionals and leading academics in the cybersecurity field. They bring real-world examples into the classroom and explore the complex cybersecurity challenges facing businesses across the globe. Tulane’s professors serve as engaged and committed mentors, offering personalized academic and career guidance to their online students.

Cyber Security Staff Members Conversing

MPS Admission Requirements

You will need a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or significant relevant work experience with a bachelor’s degree in another major.

Please begin your online application by registering for an account and providing:

  • A copy of your resume
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Application fee ($50)

You will also need to schedule an interview with the program director. If accepted into the MPS in Cybersecurity Management program, you will be notified by email within seven business days. You will then receive your user ID and password. If you are a returning Tulane student, you will have your previous TU user ID and passwords reactivated.

MPS Degree Requirements

SoPA awards the MPS in Cybersecurity Management following the successful completion of 11 graduate courses comprised of eight core courses, two electives, and one capstone course, with no thesis required. To earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. At the beginning of the semester, students must also apply for a degree, available from the SoPA Dean’s office, in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.

Concentration Details

In addition to the required core courses for the MPS in Cybersecurity Management, students may select two elective courses from a wide range of choices. Additionally, elective courses may result in a graduate degree concentration. The Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Management offers two optional concentrations: Homeland Security and Emergency Operations. By diving deep into the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity, students receive the tools needed to accurately assess risks and create strategic plans to protect organizations and clients from ever-present security threats, with a focus on these two vital industries.

Homeland Security

The Homeland Security concentration provides rigorous preparation for cybersecurity jobs in a critical and fast-moving field. The courses in this concentration equip learners with the strategic planning and analytical skills needed to identify and assess threats to the nation. Graduates will be able to leverage technology to help thwart terrorist activity while abiding by legal and ethical considerations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 28% growth in information security analyst jobs between 2016 and 2026, a rate that the BLS states is much higher than the average for other occupations.

Emergency Operations

A well-planned and thorough emergency operations plan is crucial to every business, government agency, and individual in today’s unpredictable, highly technical, and automated world. The Emergency Operations concentration offers robust training in crisis management and recovery efforts for nonmedical emergency managers. This concentration prepares graduates to identify, evaluate, and respond to a range of crises and to effectively strategize ways to maintain organizational security and ensure business continuity. An impressive 28% growth in information security analyst jobs is projected between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. However, only courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.

Listing of Required Courses

Click here for listing of MPS in Cybersecurity Management required courses and course descriptions.

Course Progression

The MPS courses are designed to be taken in any order, with the exception of the intro course and capstone.  Below is an example of how a typical part-time MPS student may progress through the courses.

MPS in Cybersecurity Management course progression

Tuition and Fees

Spring and Summer 2020 Tuition

  • All SoPA Graduate: $1,039/credit

Spring and Summer 2020 Fees

  • Graduate Application Fee: $50
  • Academic Support Fee: $60
  • Graduate Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: $1,000

Some courses require fees. Please check the schedule of classes for individual course fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our prospective students have questions regarding our MPS in Cybersecurity Management program. Find answers to our most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

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