Dual Information Technology/Cybersecurity (M.S./M.S.)

The M.S. in information technology and M.S. in cybersecurity dual-degree program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire a broad information technology background with a very strong cybersecurity emphasis. The dual degree will prepare students for cybersecurity technical and management positions where they are responsible for the security of a variety of technologies.

Upon successful completion of all dual-degree requirements, students will receive both an M.S. in information technology and an M.S. in cybersecurity. Students successfully completing both degrees will achieve the learning outcomes of each of these two programs. See the M.S in information technology for its student outcomes and the M.S. in cybersecurity for its student outcomes.

Admission Requirements

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines:
Spring 2022 enrollment: November 1, 2021
Summer 2022 enrollment: March 1, 2022
Fall 2022 enrollment: April 1, 2022 (Priority deadline) or August 1, 2022

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate Application
  • Professional résumé
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of bachelor’s degree; directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207, or via an online delivery system to grad.admissions@marymount.edu

Additional Requirements for International Students:
For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners (ESL, IELTS, LADO, or Mentora College).

For more information about International Admissions Guidelines, please click here.

Minimum Grade Requirements

A minimum grade of C is needed to receive credit for a course in the dual degree program. All graduate students in the School of Business Administration must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Dual Degree Requirements

54 credits

  • IT 510 Requirements Analysis and Management
  • IT 515 Decision Making for Managing IT
  • IT 543 Project Management
  • IT 520 Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks
  • IT 530 Computer Security
  • IT 540 Enterprise Data Management and Analysis
  • IT 535 Advanced Computer Security
  • IT 570 Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics, and Compliance
  • IT 547 Security and Privacy of Electronic Documents
  • IT 580 Technology Leadership or IT 585 Managing Technical People or IT 630 Information Technology Practicum
  • IT 560 Cryptography
  • IT 537 Computer Forensics and Incident Response
  • IT 575 Information Security Management
  • IT 610 IT Governance and Strategy
  • IT 557 Monitoring, Auditing, and Penetration Testing
  • IT 587 Cybersecurity Systems: Certification and Accreditation
  • IT 670 Computer Network defense
  • IT 680 IT Master’s Project

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:

Maxwell Simpson

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(703) 284-1505
Schedule an appointment with Maxwell