Cybersecurity (M.S.)

Marymount’s cybersecurity program is designed to prepare individuals for high-level positions in cybersecurity by developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in the technology and management of cybersecurity. Graduates will be able to protect the digital world for the federal government, state and local governments, nonprofits, and industry.

Students may take elective courses to meet their professional needs or take a specialized track in either data science or digital health. Students may pursue a dual degree in cybersecurity and information technology to broaden their knowledge in technology.

Ideally Located

Marymount is located near numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, and National Science Foundation. Enriching the program are faculty who are engaged in current federal government initiatives, and guest speakers who are practitioners in the field. Graduates from the program work for federal agencies such as the NSA and CIA, as well as private companies such as Booz Allen and Amazon.

About the Program

This 36-credit program is offered both online and face-to-face. It includes:

  • Knowledge transfer through classroom sessions
  • Online multimedia presentations
  • Hands-on tools, simulations, and labs
  • Practical assignments and inquiry-based learning

Two tracks allow the student to specialize in some of the newest areas in the cybersecurity field:

The program’s final course is most often completed in residency in order to take advantage of the cybersecurity resources of the Washington, DC, area. You will gain hands-on practice with equipment and tools, interacting with cybersecurity experts in government.

The Cyber Center

A Canvas site provides details of the cybersecurity programs and events at Marymount University.