Graduate Cyber Security

Edward Moskal, Director, M.S. in Cyber Security

The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is a 30 credit hour program designed for working professional and full-time and part-time students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the field of cyber security and information assurance. The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree will provide students with the knowledge and practice to understand cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, and to be able to help defend computer systems against cyber-attacks.

Program Availability

The program will be offered in the evening on a semester schedule and designed for both full-time and part-time study at the main campus in Jersey City. 

Degree Requirements

The degree requires 30 semester hour credits. A capstone course is taken the final semester of coursework. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to carry out in depth research on a specified topic in cyber security. The student's project will reflect the integration and application of the cyber security knowledge gained over the course of the program.

Graduate Internship Requirement

Completion of a graduate internship related to Cyber Security, minimum of six months, is required for all students except; those who have 3+ years of professional work experience; those with full-time employment during the length of the program; and those who are participating in the exchange program. The graduate internship must start in the first semester of classes. Please consult your program advisor to determine if it is possible to obtain a waiver. 


Saint Peter's University assigns an academic advisor from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences to every candidate. 

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited  universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.

Time Limitation

Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years. By federal regulation, F-1 International students must enroll as full-time students, so their time to completion will be considerably shorter.

Curriculum - Master of Science in Cyber Security

CY-510Cyber Security and Risk Management3
CY-520Cyber Security Legal Aspects and Ethical Concerns3
CY-540International Telecommunications Network3
CY-550Mobile Computing and Wireless3
CY-610Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing3
CY-620Malware Analysis and Defense3
CY-630Disaster Recovery for Cyber Security3
CY-640Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics3
CY-650Cyber Security Capstone3
Total Credits30