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Georgetown University Online Master’s of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Why Georgetown University?

The online Master’s of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Risk Management offered by Georgetown University is accepting applications for professionals wishing to move forward with a cybersecurity career.  Georgetown University, a private Catholic research university in Washington, DC, accepts applicants with an undergraduate degree in any subject.   

Standardized test scores are not required, and There is no required minimum undergraduate GPA for applicants.

Program Snapshot

University Name Georgetown University
Location Washington
State DC
Niche.com Grade A+
Name of Degree Master’s of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Risk Management
School or Department Administering Program School of Continuing Studies
Credits 33
Cost per credit $,527.00
Tuition for Entire Program $50,39.00
Test Requirements None
Minimum GPA none
Campus Visit Required? none
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous Classes Some
Required Courses · Ethics in Cybersecurity

· Capstone

· Information Security

· Cybersecurity Governance Frameworks

· Information Assurance & Risk Management

· Security Architecture & Design

· Information Security Laws & Regulatory Compliance

· Communication Strategy for Information Security Professionals

· Disruptive Technology & Organizational Change

· 2 Elective Courses

Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique location in national capital; collaborative online projects; capstone; faculty with extensive business and government experience currently working in the field
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) By developing an expertise in cybersecurity risk management, our students will be able to oversee the design of cybersecurity strategy and policy, audit existing security measures, and implement new cybersecurity governance frameworks that protect organizations more comprehensively against cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Program Description Consisting of 33 required credits, this program is aimed at professionals wishing to further their job skills. Students follow a generalist approach, with no concentration available for specialization. All students must complete a capstone experience to consolidate their program learning. Following a traditional course schedule, the program is designed for students wishing to work and study at the same time.

What will I Learn?

The curriculum at Georgetown takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to cybersecurity risk management and information assurance. Students are introduced to core concepts such as change management, risk evaluation, policies and procedures, compliance and standards, and adaptive communication techniques. The focus is on the role of cybersecurity within the organization, targeted at building resilient structures, systems and relationships. Graduates will be prepared to design, implement, maintain and audit cybersecurity technologies, policies, and procedures.  

All students take the following core courses: Ethics in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Cybersecurity Governance Frameworks, Information Assurance & Risk Management, Security Architecture & Design, Information Security Laws & Regulatory Compliance, Communication Strategy for Information Security Professionals, and Disruptive Technology & Organizational Change. Students choose two additional courses as electives. All students complete a capstone course to consolidate their learning

The Georgetown curriculum includes extensive practice in completing collaborative projects, in keeping with the program’s emphasis on people skills and management. Students can take advantage of Georgetown’s location in the national capital to pursue research and career development opportunities. Faculty have substantial business and government experience. 

How much will the program cost?

The typical time for completion of the degree is 2 years of study. Students pay $,527.00 per credit for a total of 33 credits, or $50,39.00 in total.

How does the program fit into my life?

Some courses are synchronous, meaning that students attend “live” class sessions online each week at a scheduled time. Some courses are asynchronous, meaning that students complete coursework on their own schedule each week. Course activities can include pre-recorded video materials, online discussion, and lab exercises. 

The typical time for completion of the degree is 2 years of study. Students can enter the program in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Students should plan to spend substantial time collaborating with classmates on course activities and projects. 

Summary

The cybersecurity master’s program at this prestigious university is a higher-cost option that puts a unique spin on training for the profession. Emphasizing human factors and management concepts, the curriculum involves a high degree of collaborative work and communication strategies.  The program follows a traditional course schedule/

Applicants will be attracted by Georgetown’s links to employers, researchers and experts in the national capital region, particularly in the area of national security.  Applicants who enjoy working with others to solve problems at the intersection of technology and people will enjoy the Georgetown approach.