PhD in Cybersecurity
NO Group Work
100% Online Learning
PhD in Cybersecurity Overview
As organizations produce more and more data – and stake their future on its security – the risks associated with possible data theft and other malicious interventions have become ever greater. NU’s Cybersecurity specialization in Technology Management will prepare you to take a leadership role in helping thwart hackers and other security breaches. In this program, you will be encouraged to think outside of the box as an innovation leader who stays one step ahead of those dedicated to breaching security. Our PhD Cybersecurity specialization will prepare you for a variety of technology leadership roles in both government and private organizations. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to anticipate and mitigate risks in managing and deploying data-intensive systems.
NU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.
100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.
One to One Engagement
You won’t have to fight for face time as one of many within a classroom. At NU, you’ll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.
Credit Hours : 60
Estimated Time to Complete: 50 months
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.
PhD in Cybersecurity Program Outcomes
- Formulate solutions to cybersecurity problems
- Evaluate the scope and impact of emerging technologies in cybersecurity on a local and global scale
- Manage legal, ethical, and security risks in technology-based systems
- Explain concepts and arguments associated with cybersecurity
- Evaluate an organization’s maturity in protecting its information infrastructure
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