Master’s in Cybersecurity: Degree Requirements

At Villanova, you can specialize in one of three areas within the Cybersecurity program: Systems, Policy, or Operations.

Completion of the degree requires 10 courses (30 credits) total:

  • Two required core courses

ECE 8476 - Cryptography & Netwk. Security

ECE 8484 - Cybersec. Threats and Defense

  • Four courses from the concentration areas
  • An additional four courses from the concentration areas and/or electives

Those students pursuing the thesis-option must include Independent Study and Research I & II courses among their electives.


View cybersecurity concentrations and related courses

View a pdf of detailed course descriptions