ECPI University Now Offering In-Demand Cybersecurity Master’s Degree

cybersecurity master's degree

The employment marketplace spoke, and ECPI University listened. In response to increased cyber hostilities and the need for even greater security expertise, ECPI University is now offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with two concentrations: Cybersecurity Policy or Cyber Operations.

“Worldwide threats to computer networks and information systems are escalating at an alarming rate,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and therefore, organizations must match or exceed that capability. Employers are asking for highly-trained professionals, and we are responding.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is expected to increase 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than other occupations. ECPI University’s program is based primarily on National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security program requirements for designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.

This program is designed to prepare graduates for advanced cybersecurity professional certification exams such as Systems Administration and Network Security (SANS), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Chief Information Security Officer (C:CISO).