Whether you want to advance your career in cybersecurity or transition into more cyber-focused roles, Franklin’s M.S. in Cybersecurity is a great way to broaden your knowledge and skills. Aligned with industry-leading certifications, the program’s inclusion of emerging technologies like cloud, containers and Blockchain will make you an asset in government or a wide variety of industries including insurance, retail, or banking and finance.
By applying your technical and critical thinking skills, you’ll be able to help organizations navigate cybersecurity challenges at the operational, tactical and strategic levels. With these sought-after abilities your marketability will increase, as demand for cybersecurity professionals is projected to grow 9% through 2031.*
Throughout the 16-month M.S. in Cybersecurity program, you’ll build a strong foundation in the basics with courses in cryptography, advanced network security, ethical hacking and security governance. You’ll learn from credentialed experts and gain in-depth understanding of relevant concepts, theories and techniques.
Build your competencies in cyber defense through hands-on coursework
At Franklin, experiential learning is an essential part of the cybersecurity curriculum. You’ll apply what you learn in order to prepare you to overcome real-life challenges. You’ll have an opportunity to mimic common security threats – hacking websites and wireless networks, sniffing networks to capture passwords, and spoofing network packages – in order to secure networks and prevent data theft and intrusion.
However, cybersecurity is not only a technical domain; it also has organizational, legal, ethical and managerial aspects. In addition to technical expertise, you’ll gain management-level knowledge by examining strategic aspects of cybersecurity such as ethics, privacy, and information security policy and governance.
As part of your transformation into a well-rounded cybersecurity professional, you’ll also build the soft skills employers desire. Throughout the program you’ll sharpen your communication, presentation and listening skills to differentiate yourself, whether you are working as part of a team or you want to position yourself as a solutions-oriented leader.
Shorten your time to completion and lower your degree cost
Because the M.S. in Cybersecurity coursework is aligned with industry competencies, you can get credit toward the degree for prior learning. A current EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential aligns with Ethical Hacking (ISEC 670), which translates into 4 credit hours toward your degree and $2,680 in tuition savings. Other credentials with prior learning credit pathways into the cybersecurity master’s include ISACA CRISC as 4 hours of credit for Information Risk Management (ISEC 630), (ISC)2 CISSP as 4 hours of credit for Information Assurance (ISEC 610) and (ISC)2 CSSLP, which has been evaluated to be equivalent to Software and App Security (ISEC 620), also a 4-credit-hour course.
In addition to awarding prior learning credit for credentials, the University also awards transfer credit for credit earned at other accredited institutions. You can transfer up to 12 credits – a 30% cost savings – toward your degree, through certifications, previous coursework or a combination.
To see if your previous coursework can be used for course-for-course credit to satisfy degree requirements, you’ll need to submit a syllabus for the course(s) you’d like to have evaluated for transfer credit and/or your credential documentation. Your admissions advisor will be happy to assist you in any way.
Have another credential not listed here? Check our prior learning database to see if it has been evaluated for credit.
Choose an online cybersecurity master’s degree that’s built for busy adults
As an accredited, nonprofit university, our focus at Franklin is on you. Our team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules and 100% online coursework help to balance your education with work, family and life.
Students rate our faculty members as top-notch for the real-world expertise they are able to bring to the coursework. When you need help, your instructor is just a phone call or email away. You can also rely on support resources from the Learning Commons, like workshops, tutoring sessions and library services. Get started on your future today.
*Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)