the master of science in cyber security leadership and policy program is designed to build on a strong technical foundation, to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead cyber security teams; and manage digital security within organizations. the program seeks to integrate learning of an enterprise’s business needs, relevant policy and legal issues, and the management of both physical and digital oversight of systems.


the key areas of focus:

• leadership
• management
• standards
• research
• analysis
• problem-solving
• planning
• recovery
• prevention
• security culture
• auditing
• compliance
• digital security
• protection
• strategic roadmapping
• coordination
• physical security
• policy development
• incident response
• communication

admissions requirements

students with an accredited undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems, or other related field, may be deemed to have acquired competency in the core areas. all the courses must have been passed with a grade of c or better. students with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field are required to demonstrate competency in the it core areas. competency can be demonstrated by completing necessary coursework prior to beginning graduate studies at stratford university, by completing the appropriate bridge courses offered through the stratford university on-campus or online program, or through prior learning assessment.


competency requirements:


cis390– basic computer technology, applications, and security bridge
cis391– server/os, relational databases, and software security bridge
cis392– networking bridge


core requirements

complete the following core requirements for the master of science in cyber security leadership and policy


cooperative education

in this optional program area, students benefit from the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real world environment. students may incorporate cooperative education courses throughout the program instead of waiting until program completion. these optional courses are in addition to the program outline above.