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Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

The online master’s in cybersecurity policy and compliance offers an engineering management-focused course of study, providing an overview of cryptography, security systems, algorithms, and software paradigms, a perfect choice for those interested in exploring the complex intersections between policy, business, and technology. Students of the program will become familiar with industry-recognized frameworks and methodologies, training them to take charge in the fast-paced world of information security.

Upon graduating, master’s in cybersecurity students will be better prepared to implement appropriate forensic analyses of cyber incidents and use predictive analytics modeling to forecast cyberattacks. They will be able to devise and implement solutions that go beyond traditional IT practices to delineate specific and actionable cyber intelligence. In addition, they will be adept at formulating short- and long-term cybersecurity strategies and policies for their enterprises by identifying compliance laws and applying the industry’s best practices. Students will be able to design an organization’s mobility solution while integrating mobile device management with these practices.

Finally, graduates of our online cybersecurity master’s degree will be able to manage threat vulnerabilities and exploits, designing and implementing cybersecurity situational awareness procedures for an organization to safeguard its sensitive data and sustain its fundamental operations. They will be ready to face the future of information assurance with the creative, technical, and managerial skills that employers are seeking in government, intelligence, and security analysts and executives.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadline: 


Admission offered on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Students with degrees from non-US universities should submit certified course-by-course and degree evaluations of their transcripts.  For a list of accredited evaluation agencies, please click here. These agencies can translate and evaluate your transcripts by determining the equivalent course, grade, and degree in the United States.

Statement of purpose:

In no more than 500 words, describe how the Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance  program fits into your professional life and career objectives.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.

 

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
SEAS - Off-campus Programs
George Washington University
1 Old Oyster Point Rd, Suite 200
Newport News VA 23602

Contact for questions:
cohort@gwu.edu ~ 888.694.9627
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday