Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Become a Cybersecurity Professional

We help aspiring cybersecurity experts become competent professionals.

This program is designed to provide students with advanced technical and managerial knowledge of cybersecurity, preparing them for senior technical and leadership roles in the field. Coursework includes a balanced approach, combining critical analysis of cybersecurity theory with hands-on education for essential applied cybersecurity techniques and tools.

Applications for Fall 2017 are closed. We will open applications for Fall 2018 in November. 

Contact the MSC Office today to schedule an appointment to receive answers for your questions and get details about the application process.

Program Options

This dynamic, two year part-time program offers required courses in the areas of cybersecurity operations, law, ethics, and privacy in cybersecurity, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, advanced network defense and countermeasures, and cybersecurity management. The program offers elective tracks in advanced network forensics, reverse engineering and malware analysis, secure coding, and web and mobile application security.

Program Learning Outcomes:

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

a) Develop cybersecurity programs, policies, and procedures for implementation;

b) Evaluate and recommend cybersecurity systems and solutions for network defense and monitoring;

c) Assess the cybersecurity posture of systems;

d) Discuss relevant laws, regulations, and frameworks as they apply to cybersecurity operations;

e) Prioritize and classify cybersecurity risks.

Application Process

To apply for the part-time MSC program:

  1. Schedule appointment to meet with MSC Admissions staff to review admissions requirements.
  2. Complete online application at, which includes uploading responses for one essay question.
  3. Provide three letters of recommendation. Name and email address of professional references will be entered in the application.
  4. Send all official university transcripts. If requesting electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to
  5. Upload current resume that includes educational background and professional work experience.
  6. Pay $45 application fee. (The application and application fee differ for International Students).


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Information Session:

Students interested in learning more about the dynamic MSC program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming information session.

Our next information session will be held in October.

At the info session, you will hear about our dynamic program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.


Contact Us

For additional questions, contact the MSC Office by calling (801) 863-8182, or by email at