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Computer Science, Cybersecurity, MS

Offered through the ABET accredited Computer Science Department, the Computer Science, Cybersecurity, M.S. program accommodates students from other fields that have computer science minds and programming skills. This is the only inter-college Master of Science in cybersecurity in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

What Will I Learn?

Abet logoThis program focuses on fundamentals of computer science, with a balanced approach between theory and application. Core courses focus on the theory of computation and algorithms and the operation of a computer in terms of the hardware. This concentration has courses aimed to prepare you for cybersecurity roles.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This program has demanding courses taught by knowledgeable and highly accessible faculty. Class sizes are small and there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences such as research.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

  • Network administrator
  • System administrator
  • Programmer

What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?

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Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concentration, M.S. Degree Plan

Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits

Spring Semester: 6 Credits

Summer Semester: 6 Credits


Second Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits

Spring Semester: 6 Credits


Planning Notes for all students:

  1. 30 total credits required 
  2. All students take all 10 required courses.
  3. Students can being in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.

Contact the Computer Science Department

156 Mathematics and Computing Technologies Center 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1178