This Catholic university in Fairfield, Connecticut, provides a liberal arts education focusing on career development. Founded in 1963, SHU serves more than 10,000 students.
MS in Cybersecurity
Sacred Heart University, the first National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense-designated school in Connecticut, offers an MS in cybersecurity. Faculty research interests include digital signal processing, cloud computing, and network security.
The MS can prepare learners to prevent and respond to cyberattacks in 12-18 months. Students develop practical experience by using cybersecurity tools, performing research, and learning risk management techniques. The program includes three tracks: computer science, information technology, and data science.
SHU also features a bachelor's-to-master's cybersecurity 4+1 dual degree option. The School of Computer Science & Engineering, which delivers the cybersecurity MS, accepts applications to the thesis-optional program year-round.
Applying to SHU
Admission requirements include an online application, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis and includes spring, late spring, and fall start dates.
Program at a Glance
- School Type: Private
- Accreditation: New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)
- Tuition: $965/credit
- Required Credits: 30-36 credits
- Program Length: 12-18 months
- Delivery Format: On campus