A Secure Future in Cybersecurity

With Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program, you can earn both a bachelor's and master’s degree in Cybersecurity Management in five years. This program focuses on risk management and policies and procedures associated with organizational cybersecurity. Classes are taught by experts in the field and include experiential learning and case study analyses that help reinforce key concepts. You’ll gain both the soft and technical skills that make you stand out to hiring managers.

Why earn your master’s in Cybersecurity Management?

As data breaches increase, so does the demand for cybersecurity. Some of the top industries faced with cybersecurity threats include health care, education, government agencies, financial institutions, and professional services. With your M.S. degree in Cybersecurity Management, you can lead the charge in minimizing the business impact of an attack. Your degree offers you opportunities in a vast number of industries and locations and comes with great earning potential.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared for careers in managing and governing cybersecurity in information systems and organizations. You’ll have the skills to anticipate and respond to real-world cybersecurity threats, develop security policies, track compliance, and more. Secure your future by helping organizations secure their systems.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management

Related Careers

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Computer Information Systems Manager
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Software Developer

Competencies

  • Communicate cybersecurity management concepts effectively and professionally
  • Develop organizational policies related to cybersecurity
  • Apply knowledge of information security compliance with applicable policies to perform cyber risk management analysis using recognized cybersecurity standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to apply security control measures to mitigate cyber risks

Career Outcomes

Chief Information Security Officer

$165,196 Average Salary Per Year

Information Security Engineer

$94,986 Average Salary Per Year

Cybersecurity Analyst

$76,628 Average Salary Per Year

Source: Payscale.com

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A Dual Admission program is available to qualified freshman and transfer students, allowing them to complete a combined bachelor's degree and master’s degree in a total of a five-year period (4+1).

After successfully completing a four-year undergraduate degree at NSU (see requirements chart below), students are eligible to immediately start their Master’s in Cybersecurity Management.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your master’s in Cybersecurity Management (M.S.)

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s in one.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted students event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for dual admission and fill your reserved seat in graduate or professional school, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time and transfer students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

You may apply for dual admission as test-optional (with or without test scores). If you apply for dual admission without test scores, the minimum required 3.0 GPA will be unweighted instead of weighted. Please note that meeting minimum required test-optional criteria does not guarantee an interview. Students applying for dual admission consideration without test scores will be reviewed holistically.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

GPA

High School: 3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)

ACT/SAT

24 Composite ACT
1170 Total SAT

College

Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
With a 3.0 GPA
(Transfer Students)

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s M.S. In Cybersecurity Management program but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the College of Computing and Engineering.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn a minimum grade of C or better in pre-requisite courses.

Additional Requirements

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $19,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application for Fall 2021 entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.