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With an ever-growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, the M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares graduates to be leaders in the protection of data assets and analysis of potential threats to systems and networks.

Why Study Cybersecurity at UWF?

UWF has a national reputation for its cybersecurity education. The M.S. in Cybersecurity can be completed in five semesters face-to-face or completely online. With cyber attacks becoming more frequent in the news, many organizations are in need of trained professionals who can secure data, information and networks and serve as a layer of defense against cybercriminals. The M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of West Florida will prepare you for the front lines of this battle as you learn to plan, implement, upgrade, manage and monitor the security of data, systems and networks.

The M.S. in Cybersecurity includes four career-focused concentrations to customize your degree: Data Security, National Security, Security Management, and Software and System Security.

What You Will Learn

The curriculum focuses on the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend the availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation of information and information systems and the development of secure software systems. The courses have been carefully blended to meet real-world requirements and to facilitate hands-on experiences that maximize a student's learning outcome in the program.

Key topics of study include computer and network security, digital forensics, data security from a data centric viewpoint, secure software development, information security management and threat monitoring.

After graduating with your cybersecurity degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in this fast-growing field and be equipped with the advanced knowledge you need to effectively predict and protect against cybercrimes.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.

Interested in the online version of this program?

Earn your master's degree on a schedule that works for you by taking synchronous (real-time) courses.

Visit Online Cybersecurity M.S.