July 13, 2020–Missouri Western State University’s graduate program in cybersecurity is now offered both online and in person. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2020 semester.

“Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, filling a critical need in today’s dynamic technical landscape,” said Yipkei Kwok, program director of the cybersecurity program. “They develop new ways to protect data, companies and technical infrastructure from cyber threats and are the main line of defense for protecting organizations in every industry.”

Missouri Western’s program provides a broad technical understanding of current and evolving technologies with an emphasis on organizational needs, Kwok said. Managers and technology professionals gain a thorough knowledge base in the areas of design, development, implementation, operation and management of secure information systems and protection of information assets. Students learn to apply the principles of data protection, network security and computer forensics as well as the ethical, legal and policy issues associated with information security.

The addition of a completely online option makes Missouri Western’s program even more convenient and flexible for working professionals seeking to advance their careers. A master’s degree can be completed in four semesters; a graduate certificate can be completed in two semesters. 

Missouri Western’s graduate degree and certificate programs follow the highest industry standards and curriculum is based on the ACM/IEEE/AIS SIGSEC/IFIP Cybersecurity Curricular Guidelines and NIST framework. 

For more information, visit missouriwestern.edu/csmp/cybersecurity, call 816-271-4288 or email cybersecurity@missouriwestern.edu

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.