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Bellevue University Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Why Bellevue University?

Bellevue University, a medium-sized private university in Bellevue, Nebraska, welcomes individuals with an undergraduate degree in any subject to apply for its online Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

Standardized test scores are not required, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is expected.

Program Snapshot

University Name Bellevue University
Location Bellevue
State Nebraska
Niche.com Grade B+
Name of Degree Master of Science in Cybersecurity
School or Department Administering Program School of Science and Information Technology
Credits 36
Cost per credit $610.00
Tuition for Entire Program $21,960.00
Test Requirements No
Minimum GPA 2.5
Campus Visit Required? No
Typical Time to Complete 1-2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations None
Synchronous Classes No
Required Courses ·   Computer Forensics

·   Information Security Management

·   Physical, Operations, and Personnel Security

·   Security Architecture and Design

·   Human Aspects of Cybersecurity

·   Ethical Hacking and Response

·   Risk Management Studies

·   Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance

·   Current Trends in Cybersecurity

·   3 Electives

Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Small class sizes Assigned Student Coach throughout program, can choose Cohort option to simplify course choices and accelerate degree
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Develop, evaluate and communicate information and physical security policies, standards and guidelines, Assess and apply information technology governance, risk management and compliance procedures, Recommend control strategies to mitigate identified risks to information technology assets and manage responses to security incidents,
Program Description Consisting of 36 credits, this degree emphasizes the practical techniques of information technology. There are no concentrations available in this generalist program. The program follows an accelerated course schedule, allowing students to complete their degrees faster and gain the benefits of their education.

 

What will I Learn?

Developing, analyzing, and disseminating information and physical security policies, standards, and guidelines is emphasized throughout the curriculum. Students learn how to examine information technology governance, risk management, and compliance procedures and how to put them into practice. They can offer control techniques to mitigate identified risks to information technology assets and manage responses to security incidents based on their understanding.

Required courses are as follows: Computer Forensics, Information Security Management, Physical, Operations, and Personnel Security, Security Architecture and Design, Human Aspects of Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking and Response, Risk Management Studies, Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance. The most current challenges and innovations in cybersecurity are covered in Current Trends in Cybersecurity. Students may take three approved electives. 

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 1-2 years and pay $610.00 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or $21,960.00 in total.

How does the program fit into my life?

All courses are asynchronous, meaning that students complete coursework on their own schedule each week, including watching pre-recorded lectures and participating in online discussion. No campus visit is required. Most students complete the program within 1-2 years. Students can enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.

The program offers small class sizes. Students are also supported through an assigned Student Coach throughout the program. Students can follow a traditional degree path, or they can choose the Cohort option to simplify course choices and accelerate their time-to-degree.

Summary

This regional university’s cybersecurity program emphasizes the practical techniques of information technology at a mid-range cost-to-degree. Student support is robust, class sizes are small, and students have the option of pursuing the degree within a dedicated cohort in order to simplify their experience. 

Offering an accelerated curriculum, the degree allows students to finish their program more quickly and re-enter the workforce with expanded skills. The program is accessible to students without strong technical or academic background.