Cybersecurity, Master of Science

Welcome to the online Cybersecurity, Master of Science Program
at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Cybercrime is reaching epidemic proportions around the globe, leaving no individual, business or government immune from the threat of attack. Ransomware alone is now a billion-dollar industry affecting companies, service providers and governments at a staggering and costly rate.*

The online master’s in cybersecurity program at the University of Nevada, Reno has been designed to prepare a new generation of cybersecurity professionals with both the technical skills and theoretical knowledge to address evolving cybersecurity challenges.

*National Cybersecurity Society

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Earn a master’s degree entirely dedicated to cybersecurity, not a concentration offering only a few courses.

 

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Learn from industry experts and faculty active in the cybersecurity field.

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Study at an R1 Carnegie Classification research institution.

Why choose the University of Nevada, Reno for your online Cybersecurity, Master of Science?

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we’ve structured our curriculum to create two pathways toward graduation. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or science and a minimum experience that includes the equivalent of a computer science or computer engineering minor start with the core courses, while applicants not having the above experience start with two bridge courses and are then directed toward the core courses. 

Our core values are another way we stand apart from other programs:

  • Excellence in all of our endeavors.
  • Integrity in all our actions.
  • Inclusiveness of diverse cultures and identities.
  • Collaboration between disciplines, programs, community partners and stakeholders.

About our 100% online Cybersecurity, Master of Science

Earn your advanced degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, while maintaining your current commitments. Our flexible program allows you to learn while you work and apply new knowledge to your current position.

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we’ve structured our curriculum to create two pathways toward graduation. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or science and a minimum experience that includes the equivalent of a Computer Science or Computer Engineering minor start with the core courses while applicants not having the above experience start with two bridge courses and then directed toward the core courses.

Our online master’s in cybersecurity courses cover:

  • Internet Security
  • Mobile Computing Security and Privacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity Law and Ethics

Admission requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Applicants having minimum GPA of 2.75 and computer science minor equivalency or better will be directly admitted into the core program.
  • Applicants not having the minimum computer science minor equivalency or with GPA below 2.75 will be considered for admission into the bridge program (two bridge courses) before taking the core courses.
    • Bridge program candidates must complete two bridge courses (6 credits) and maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 over the two bridge courses before starting core classes (30 credits).

All applicants must also submit

  • One-page personal statement describing career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of residency required to confirm students reside sanctioned countries or regions. Examples below: 
    1. Copy of current driver’s license 
    2. Water bill 
    3. Power bill 
    4. Waste Management bill 
    5. Lease agreement