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Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to
Cybersecurity is focused on protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, information, and computer systems. Graduates possess the knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to defend an organization's system from a wide variety of internal and external threats. The cybersecurity Master's program adds additional depth, creating further opportunities for advancement in the field. The Masters degree will enhance the students skills to recognize, prepare for, defend against, analyze, and investigate current and future threats.
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in cybersecurity within the accelerated time frame. Students apply directly to the School of Computing and Information Systems for the combined program during their second academic year. Requirements include:
All undergraduate students begin their academic career at the Grand
Campus; classes for graduate students in this major are a combination
of online and in-seat on the Robert C. Pew Grand
Students admitted to this program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.
The certain courses may count towards both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with their graduate program director to ensure all requirements are met.
There is a strong demand for cybersecurity professionals. Numerous job opportunities are available, including:
The M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Andrew Kalafut, Ph.D., Program Director
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