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 4 focus areas, all of which are intended to prepare students for broad cybersecurity certification:
- Cybersecurity for business
- Cybersecurity operations
- Embedded computer/IoT with cybersecurity
- Software Security
Students choose their focus area based on their background (technical or non-technical) and their interests, and may also select electives from one of other focus areas.
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:
- 3 foundation courses (9 hours)
- 4 courses from one core area (12 hours)
- 3 elective courses, including thesis or other approved courses (9 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.
To access the application for graduate admission and the list of application requirements, deadlines, and details, visit the Graduate Admissions page.