Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology - Cybersecurity Concentration

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Master of Science in Information Technology
with a concentration in Cybersecurity

The Walsh College Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT-CS) with a concentration in Cybersecurity degree is focused on preparing IT professionals to optimize information technology management to support of business strategies and goals. The MSIT-CS allows students to:

  • Employ information and information technology for strategic advantage
  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals 
  • Balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of information technology
  • Lead at enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding resources, people, processes, and technologies to organizational performance and information assurance
  • Communicate at the strategic level demonstrating command of the topic, logical organization, compelling argument, and excellence in English grammar, syntax and commit to lifelong development as reflective learners

The MSIT-CS program consists of 14 courses for 40 semester credits. A minimum of 28 credit hours must be completed in residence at Walsh College. Courses are offered online or in a hybrid 2+2 format, combining two hours of in-person classroom instruction and the equivalent of two hours of online learning.

Master of Science in Information Technology

Cybersecurity Concentration

14 courses, 40 credits


Core Courses

IT 503

Ethics Seminar

IT 504

Integrated Systems Thinking

IT 505

Governance, Risk and Compliance

IT 551

Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management

IT 565

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

IT 566

Security Program Management

IT 567

Business Continuity, Resilience, and Crisis Management

IT 575

Network and Enterprise Architecture

IT 576

Data and Decision Making

IT 599



Concentration Courses

IT 511

Threats, Vulnerabilities, Controls and Countermeasures

IT 512

Intelligence Analysis Tools and Techniques

IT 513

Social, Political and Cultural Impacts of Cybersecurity

IT 514

Current Issues in Cybersecurity


A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.


Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit: 

  • CGEIT Certification: IT 505
  • CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566
  • CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566
  • PMP Certification: IT 551
  • SSCP Certification: IT 565

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NSA CAE/CD)

Walsh College is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) which identifies Walsh as one of a small set of academic institutions in the country to achieve this status. Walsh College was one of the academic institutions in Michigan to earn the previous designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and remains committed to maintaining its status as a leader in cybersecurity education. In addition to ensuring that its programs meet the CAE requirements, Walsh has also made sure that its programs align with two other external standards: Department of Defense 8570 and the Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework. 

No GMAT Required

We evaluate your application in a careful review of what you have accomplished since graduating from college, together with your academic record in your other degree programs. Those are much better indicators of your success as an MBA student than a formal test score.

View graduate admission requirements or contact the Admissions & Advising office to schedule an appointment: