University of Wisconsin Green Bay Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Why University of Wisconsin Green Bay?

This online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is based at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, a large public research university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. However, the program features faculty from across the University of Wisconsin system, drawing on the expertise of this very large prestigious public university system.

Applicants to the program should have complete undergraduate coursework in Computer science, including programming, as well as coursework in calculus or statistics. 

Standardized test scores are not required, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Location Green Bay
State Wisconsin Grade C+
Name of Degree Master of Science in Cybersecurity
School or Department Administering Program UW Extended Campus
Credits 34
Cost per credit $850.00
Tuition for Entire Program $28,900.00
Test Requirements None
Minimum GPA 3.0
Campus Visit Required? No
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations ·   Digital Forensics

·   Governance and Leadership

·   Cyber Response

·   Security Architecture

Synchronous Classes No
Required Courses ·   Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

·   Network Security

·   Sociological Aspects of Cybersecurity

·   Cybersecurity Program Planning and Implementation

·   Introduction to Cryptography

·   Managing Security Risk

·   Communication in Cybersecurity

·   3 Track Courses

·   Capstone

Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Can choose one or multiple tracks required courses in Sociological Aspects of Cybersecurity and Communication brings together faculty from across the UW system concentration in governance
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure Design, develop, test and evaluate secure software Develop policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering, vulnerabilities, and training Interpret and forensically investigate security incidents
Program Description Consisting of 34 required graduate credits, this degree is designed for those currently working in the field who wish to advance their careers. Students choose between four concentrations, allowing them to specialize.  A capstone is required. The program follows a traditional course schedule


What will I Learn?

Graduates of this program are equipped to analyze and solve cybersecurity problems across the IT infrastructure. They learn to develop, design, and test software for security and vulnerability. The curriculum includes a focus on governance and policy development, as well as coursework on the human and social factors influencing the field.  Communication and collaboration are key aspects of the program, including an emphasis on ethics. Students will graduate prepared to interpret and investigate incidents drawing on skills in digital forensics. 

The program offers four different concentrations or “tracks”: Digital Forensics, Governance and Leadership, Cyber Response, and Security Architecture. Students choose three courses within the program focusing on this specialization.  All students are expected to complete a capstone experience. 

In addition to the concentration courses and capstone, students take the following courses: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Network Security, Sociological Aspects of Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Program Planning and Implementation, Introduction to Cryptography, Managing Security Risk, and Communication in Cybersecurity. 

How much will the program cost?

Most students complete the program within 2 years and pay $850.00 per credit for a total of 34 credits, or $28,900.00 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 2 years. Students can enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.


Mid-range in terms of cost, the cybersecurity master’s at this respected university is aimed at professionals wishing to further their job skills. Offering four highly-relevant concentrations, this program stands out because of its expert faculty from across the UW system. In addition, applicants may be attracted by the required capstone, the traditional course schedule, or the required courses in Sociological Aspects of Cybersecurity and Communication for Cybersecurity.