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M.S. Cybersecurity and Risk Management Impact

M.S. Cybersecurity and Risk Management

Unlock your potential with Fairmont State University's market-driven Master’s program in Cybersecurity and Risk Management (MCRM). This program is offered through the College of Business & Aviation and is tailored for early careerists to seasoned leadership professionals. 

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This 30-hour asynchronous online program is your gateway to success in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity. This online program is tailored for busy professionals.

The Fairmont State University is part of a larger state-wide initiative to develop cybersecurity education in West Virginia.

The Master’s program in Cybersecurity and Risk Management is designed to satisfy an unmet need in the marketplace by assuring access to a high-quality graduate education in Cybersecurity with a focus on cyber intelligence, cybersecurity, and risk management.

This program is designed to cover intelligence and counter-intelligence topics that are absent in many of the Cybersecurity curriculum being offered nationwide. These topics will provide the students with key competencies in intelligence-related disciplines that are in demand in both the private sector and government agencies.

This area of study is essential for developing well-qualified Cybersecurity managers to fill the growing number of management and related positions in the private and government sectors.

Gain a competitive edge in the private and government sectors by enrolling in our program, strategically designed to empower early to mid-level careerists. Develop sustainable executive practices that foster efficient Cybersecurity and Risk Management, ensuring you deliver tangible and productive outcomes in today's dynamic business landscape.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

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Admission Requirements

  • Submit admissions Application to the Office of Admissions.
  • Pay $50 application fee along with the application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: August 1st
  • Spring Deadline: January 1st
  • Summer Deadline: May 1st

Why Cybersecurity and Risk Management?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, 2022) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, 2023), report there are approximately 700,000 unfilled jobs in Cybersecurity with a projected growth of 35%. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES, 2022) shows the number of new cybersecurity programs has increased by 33% while cybersecurity job postings have grown by 94% in the past six years. In addition, average pay for a Masters in Cybersecurity and Risk Management nationwide is $117, 243 per annum.

Contact For More Information

Dr. Robert Cutlip

Robert Cutlip

Director, Cybersecurity and Data Analytics Programs, Visiting Professor, Information Systems Management and Data Analytics
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