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Master of Science - Cybersecurity


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The Department of Labor, among other entities, has indicated that there is a demand at the local, state, regional, and national levels for individuals to be trained in the knowledge of computers, networks, and risk and security management. The M.S. in Cybersecurity addresses this key societal need. Students in this program will be trained in technical and managerial aspects of cybersecurity.

Participating Departments

Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology - Lee Business School

Computer Science - College of Engineering

Plan Description


Currently, there is a demand at the local, state, region and national level for individuals to be trained in the knowledge of computers, networks, and risk and security management. Students will be trained in technical and managerial aspects of cybersecurity.

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Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

  1. Undergraduate degree in a technology program (i.e., CS, IS, Security, Engineering, etc.)
  2. Applicants with satisfactory scores on the general aptitude portion (50th percentile or higher) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will be considered for admission. 
  3. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75, or 3.0 during the final 2 years of the program
  4. Official transcript of all university-level education
  5. Two letters of recommendation concerning the potential for success in the graduate program
  6. Statement of purpose explaining interest in the program

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


Total Credits Required: 30

Course Requirements


Elective Courses – Credits: 6


Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved electives, 3 of which must come from a CSEC course.

 

Degree Requirements


  1. Overall GPA of 3.00
  2. Successful completion of culminating experience (i.e., CSEC 790 Capstone course)
  3. Complete all required courses with a grade of B or higher

Plan Graduation Requirements


The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.

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