Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management*

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 Total Credits: 30 (10 courses)       Program Length: 12 months      Cost per credit: $560 / $625

The online M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management (CPRM) cultivates strategic thinking, policy development, and risk-management skills for a brighter cybersecurity future! The program features full-time faculty and industry experts who help blend strategy and policy with preparedness, incident response, recovery, and resilience – the heart of our security studies discipline.

Learn how to assess organizational risk and to design, implement, and oversee the necessary cybersecurity policies and processes for resilient, secure, and successful organizations. Develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop policy for managing risks to the data and infrastructure that business and society rely on.
  • Construct cybersecurity frameworks that support regulatory-reporting, insurance auditing, and other corporate or legal requirements.
  • Create methodologically-sound procedures for measuring the effectiveness of cybersecurity.
  • Design strategies that promote an organizational culture of cybersecurity.
  • Influence executive decision-making by effectively communicating organizational impacts of cybersecurity risks.
  • Justify cybersecurity efforts within the structure, function, and mission of any organization (private or public).
  • Integrate cybersecurity into organizational culture and enterprise risk management.

Diverse Backgrounds, Common Concerns

Students may come from business, public administration, healthcare, finance, homeland defense and security, retail, law, insurance, and a myriad of technical and engineering disciplines. Prior experience or undergraduate degrees in technical fields are not required.

Your Time, Your Schedule, Your Choice

This online program consists of 10 inter-disciplinary courses, totaling a minimum of 30 credit hours. Complete your degree in as little as 12 months. All courses are offered asynchronously and 100% online, meaning you can log into class on your time, based on your schedule.

Start the program in Fall (August) or Spring (January). The academic year consists of five 8-week terms: two terms in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer.


"Today's dynamic cyber threat environment demands a risk management approach."°

UNH Online is getting ready to offer a Master in Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management, with an expected start in Fall 2018.

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° Report of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (Dec. 2016)

National demand for master's-level cybersecurity and risk management professionals increased 39% from 2013 to 2017. **

**Burning Glass Labor/Insight
*Program pending final approval