The Growth Potential for Cybersecurity Careers is Nearly Unlimited
Webster University's cybersecurity programs prepare students and professionals to succeed in demanding positions in both the public and private sectors, protecting the ever-expanding, global reach of computer systems. Graduates may oversee, operate or protect critical computer systems, information, infrastructures and communications networks from cyber crime, cyber fraud or cyber espionage. Students who complete an undergraduate degree with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity, a Cybersecurity degree or a graduate certificate program are able to effectively propose solutions securing cyber networks and ensuring online security.
Cybersecurity Academic Programs
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity Operations (MS)
- MS in Cybersecurity with an Emphasis in Artificial Intelligence
- MS in Cybersecurity with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Threat Detection
- Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Information Assurance
Webster University also offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity (BS) program, for which it holds accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Text on screen: James Curtis, PhD, Chair, Computer and Information Sciences Department
Our program is one of the most unique programs in the United States. Very few schools have three different master's degrees in cybersecurity, or data analytics, or any of them. But in this particular one, we have three different cybersecurity degrees.
First one is our Master of Science in Cybersecurity Operations, and it's for people who are in the operations area of cybersecurity management leadership.
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The other two degrees are very unique. The first one is the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, with an Emphasis in Artificial Intelligence.
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The program is very tailored toward merging artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity, which is really a unique kind of field that we're moving into as technology advances. The other degree is the Master of Science and Cybersecurity, with an Emphasis in Data Analytics.
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We've taken those two disciplines and really made them complement, putting them together.
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Webster was the first few schools that started a cybersecurity program, and I do prefer to learn from the school who started the program first, ‘cause they have more experience.
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For all three of our master's degrees, we offer multi-modality. We offer online, on ground, web net plus or a mix.
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The thing about having online classes is you can manage your time, right? You know, things do happen like, you do get sick. You do have emergencies.
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People travel a lot, shouldn’t-shouldn't be worried about enrolling because we can get to them wherever they are.
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One of the things about being in the discipline of cybersecurity is the fact that we always change. Our curriculum is never the same.
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As a matter of fact, I don't remember ever having a curriculum from one semester to the next that was the same. As the new threats evolve, we-we respond, we develop new capabilities. We have to teach our students that.
I do feel like how Webster teaches us is definitely lead us to success.
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They show us more than one way of how to solve the problem and how people think about the problem in cybersecurity.
One of the things we're very proud of is our adjunct instructor cadre.
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We have teachers that come from government, military, FBI, police departments.
They have a different perspective, because they have working different companies, different fields.
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So when we ask some general question about internship, about “how do I apply for a job?” I would just email my professors, and they always give me answers and support me.
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I think that Webster's programs and what we offer our students, no one comes close to what we do from the standpoint of quality, flexibility and capability.
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Students learn critical thinking skills related to domestic and international legal systems, private and public policies and ethics.
Graduates go on to work in areas like digital information protection, cyber terrorism, cyber fraud, counterintelligence, digital forensics or strategic force operation situations.
Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Laboratory
Webster's dedicated Cybersecurity Center of Excellence lab facilitates student learning with world-class technologies and tools to help them learn business and technical aspects of information security. In addition, the center provides faculty and students resources for engaging in exciting research projects.
Explore more ways to enhance and continue your cybersecurity experience and education.
Webster is a Member of the CAE Community
In 2019, Webster University was welcomed into the Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Community by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who designated Webster University’s undergraduate cybersecurity programs as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).
According to the NSA, “The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure. Students graduating from CAE-CD institutions are considered to have received the finest levels of formal cybersecurity education."
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