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Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management: Frequently Asked Questions

Once a niche specialty, cybersecurity is now a critical aspect of business strategy. Protecting sensitive information pertaining to companies, employees, and consumers is an undertaking that requires a highly specific combination of practical knowledge and advanced skills. With an online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity Management from the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, IT professionals can increase their competitive edge in the cybersecurity job market.

Does this program require an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or IT?

No. If you don't have a degree in a related field, significant experience in the industry can be substituted.

Is the GRE or GMAT required for acceptance into this program?

No. Prospective SoPA students do not need to take graduate admissions testing to be accepted into the MPS in Cybersecurity Management program.

What is the online format of the courses like?

Most of the classes are taught asynchronously, so they can be completed on your own time. However, you will be required to attend monthly synchronous live sessions at specific, pre-planned times.

What type of technology will I be introduced to in this program?

You'll be introduced to technologies and practices in cybersecurity that include:

  • Cyber Network and Telecommunications Security
  • IT Security Auditing and System Monitoring
  • Cryptography and Application of Encryption
  • Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security
  • Cyber Incident Response and Forensics
  • Security Auditing
  • Blockchain
  • IoT
  • Bioinformatics
  • Penetration Testing
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  • Security Information & Event Management

Is there a capstone project?

Yes. The capstone project is called Enterprise Cybersecurity Management.

Can I attend part-time?

Yes. The MPS in Cybersecurity Management program is designed to accommodate busy professionals.

How is this program different from certificate programs in cybersecurity?

This is a Master of Professional Studies degree program. While certificate programs offer a basic educational foundation, this MPS provides comprehensive knowledge about cybersecurity as it can be implemented and integrated across industries and organizations. Graduates from the MPS in Cybersecurity Program will receive a master's degree.

Does this program offer concentrations?

Yes. MPS in Cybersecurity Management students can choose from two optional concentrations:

  • Emergency Operations
  • Homeland Security


What should I include in my statement of purpose?

Your statement of purpose should include:

  • Why you are interested in the MPS in Cybersecurity Management program
  • A description of your experience, strengths, and accomplishments
  • Your intended area of focus during the program
  • Your long-term career goals

How many courses/credits are required to complete the program?

The MPS in Cybersecurity Management is a 33-credit program consisting of 10 three-credit courses, as well as a capstone project.

How long does it take to complete the program?

That's up to you! If you attend full-time, you may complete the program in as little as one year. If you choose a part-time schedule, you'll be encouraged to take at least two courses a semester, but you'll have the flexibility to work at your own pace.

Can I attend part-time?

Yes. The MPS in Cybersecurity Management program is designed for working professionals who need to balance coursework and careers.

Will I be eligible for financial aid?

Federal, state, and private grants and scholarships are available to MPS in Cybersecurity Management students who qualify.

How do I submit my application?

You can apply online here. After you register for an account, you will need to provide:

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

Hard copies of official transcripts may be sent to: Tulane SoPA Attn: SoPA Records 800 East Commerce Rd, Suite 100, Harahan, LA 70123.

What do I do if I have more questions?

Don't hesitate to contact us! You can reach us by email at or by phone at (833) 504-6991.

The Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement provides current IT specialists with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills, and marketability on a time frame that works with their busy lives. Start your application today!