Master of Science in ITAM—Cybersecurity Management Specialization


About the Cybersecurity Management Specialization

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management at CWU is your launchpad to the forefront of cybersecurity innovation. Our program fuses advanced cybersecurity principles with robust leadership skills. You'll navigate through critical areas such as risk management, network security, policy development, and incident response, gaining the power to strategize and lead in the evolving digital landscape.

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Why Study Cybersecurity Management at CWU?


Our faculty are seasoned professionals with substantial experience in cybersecurity.

Their industry insights and practical teaching approach will provide you with a full understanding of the field. The ITAM Department at CWU maintains strong relationships with leading companies in the IT and cybersecurity sectors. These connections offer you opportunities for internships, networking, and potential job placements.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Does CWU offer assistantships?

Find opportunities to fund your degree through the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Visit the School of Graduate Studies and Research for additional program eligibility information.


Careers and Opportunities

Careers in Cybersecurity involve protecting computer systems, networks, and data from cyber threats. The specific responsibilities and required skills may vary depending on the role and the industry.

  • Cybersecurity Manager: With your skills, you could work as a cybersecurity manager, overseeing and managing cybersecurity initiatives within organizations and responsible for developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies, ensuring compliance with security standards, managing security incidents, and safeguarding organizational assets.
  • Information Security Analyst: Information Security Analysts are responsible for monitoring and assessing the security of an organization's information systems and networks. They identify vulnerabilities and implement security measures.
  • Risk and Compliance Manager: Consider a career as a Risk and Compliance Managers, focusing on assessing and mitigating cybersecurity risks within organizations and developing risk management strategies.

Additional Program Information


  • Admission Information
    • We do not require the GRE or GMAT for admission
    • We would like to see that you have a 3.0 GPA or above on your last 90 quarter credits/60 semester credits taken.
    • To be eligible you must have at least a bachelor's degree.

    For more information, refer to the MS-ITAM Application Information.

     

  • Program Details

    This program is designed to be completed within one year as a full-time student. We offer both on-campus and online cohorts that start in the Fall Quarter and continue until the end of the Summer Quarter. If you choose the FlexIT Pro part-time or accelerated options, our advisors will work with you to determine the best start month that suits your needs.

    Find out more about ITAM-MS Curriculum and Classes


Highlights

Highly Ranked

CWU’s Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM)’s Master of Science program is ranked seventh in the nation for one-year master’s degrees, according to the website BestValueSchools.org.

Learn from the Best

CWU’s Professor Robert Lupton, Ph.D., of the Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) program, earned the prestigious 2022 Marketing Educators’ Association’s service award.

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