Program Requirements

About the Graduate Program

Mercer’s new M.S. in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students from various background to develop cybersecurity technology strategies and plans for organizations; build cybersecurity-focused technology operations within organizations; assist organizations in using data analytics and intelligence; and create strategies for mobile, cloud, and other environments.

Our program has 3 tracks, all of which are intended to prepare students for broad cybersecurity certification:

  • Cybersecurity for Business track
  • Cyber-physical and Secure Software Systems track
  • General track

Students choose their track based on their background (technical or non-technical) and their interests, and may also select electives from one of other focus areas.

Program Requirements

Our M.S. in Cybersecurity curriculum requires a total of 30 credit hours, at least 18 of which must be at the 600-level. Additionally, your 30 credit hours must meet the following criteria:

  • 4 600-level CYS classes (12 hours)
  • 2 500- or 600-level CYS classes (6 hours)
  • 2 approved 500- or 600-level graduate classes (6 hours)
  • 2 approved 600-level graduate classes (6 hours)

Students may also choose a thesis option. If you select this option, you will be required to complete a full research program (6 hours of SSE 699) and to write a master’s thesis in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements.

Apply Now

To access the application for graduate admission and the list of application requirements, deadlines, and details, visit the Graduate Admissions page.