The cybersecurity concentration of the online Master of Arts in global security provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex nature of digital threats and how to address them from a domestic and international perspective, allowing students to learn from expert faculty who are scholars, practitioners and thought leaders.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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This online cybersecurity concentration is embedded within the MA in Global Security. The program is practical, non-technical and designed to train students from diverse backgrounds prepare for a rapidly changing cyber environment. Students learn to understand complex domestic and global cybersecurity threats, opportunities, risks and policies. The concentration does not require prior cyber experience and develops students’ critical thinking through case studies, policy exercises and practice-oriented studies designed to encourage and enable career advancement.
This program is oriented toward students seeking to build skills and awareness of how cybersecurity and cyber threats fit into the overall global and national security landscape. The cybersecurity job is market growing as every agency, industry and domestic and international actor faces at least some form of cyber threat, just as a globally connected world presents multiple new opportunities. The cybersecurity concentration is a non-technical degree that assists students from a variety of professional backgrounds gain key skills and knowledge to succeed in careers in the government, military, humanitarian assistance, private industry including work as an analyst, manager or director.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution as required by the ASU Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.