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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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Pacific's Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a hands-on, laboratory-intensive graduate program offered by the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The program is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in any field, and professional work experience can be used to accelerate degree completion (Computer programing and discrete math skills are required). Students complete 30 course units in a 1-year, full-time program or 2-year, part-time program. All courses are taught on the Stockton Campus using a state of the art cybersecurity laboratory. While here, students learn a variety of in-demand skills, including:

  • Detecting and preventing network attacks
  • Network reconnaissance, intrusion, and data exfiltration from a defensive and offensive standpoint
  • Reverse engineering malware to understand its design, operation, and communications protocols
  • Identifying and preventing vulnerabilities in software applications
  • The role of cryptography in secure software development
  • Cybersecurity law and policy 

At the end of the program, students are prepared to enter careers as cybersecurity professionals.

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