Master of Science in Cyber-Security (MSSec)

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Master of Science in Cyber-Security (MSSec)
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Science in Cyber-Security (MSSec) program is an interdisciplinary professional/practice graduate program intended to develop skills — familiarity with industry practices, innovative methods, critical thinking, and problem-solving — crucial for competitiveness and success in the areas of computer forensics, information security management, and forensic accounting
  • This program is intended to increase the pipeline of prospective, high-quality, entry- and advanced level employees involved with protecting physical and virtual systems — systems that are vital to the US and whose incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on national security and the nation’s economic system
  • The program also provides current employees in the public and private sectors an opportunity to obtain advanced-level, high-quality training in the core areas of computer forensics, information security management, and forensic accounting, to facilitate career advancement
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1432355 INR
Insurance292960 INR
Total292960 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from a recognized university abroad
  • Most students accepted into the program have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Students from undergraduate programs including criminal justice, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, MIS, IT, business, and accounting, as well as other science and social science fields can also apply
  • Regardless of specific undergraduate preparation, applicants will need to have formal exposure to the core areas of computer forensics, including cybercrime and its investigation, IT auditing/forensic accounting, fundamentals of computer and Internet literacy, probability and statistics, computer programming, networking, logic, discrete mathematics/logic, and information security management
  • Applicants seeking admission to the program who lack a background in computer science but meet the remaining minimum requirements for admission may be admitted contingent on them completing a set of prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) that may include the following (the program directors may require some courses in addition to the ones listed below depending upon the students’ specific background):
    • Introduction to Computer Science in Python and Introduction to Computer Science in Python Lab
    • Introduction to Business Programming
ExamsTOEFL: 80

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 53

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