Colorado Christian University
Cyber Security FAQs

Cyber Security FAQs

Questions About CCU's Cyber Security Master's Degree Program

Are you interested in earning an online master's degree in Cyber Security? The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at CCU is here to help you determine whether or not a cyber security degree is right for you. If you have additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor today.

Is the Cyber Security program accredited?

All of Colorado Christian University's programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit our Accreditations page for details.

How many credit hours is the master's in Cyber Security program, and how long does it take to complete?

The program is 30 credit hours and generally takes approximately 15 months. See the M.S. in Cyber Security curriculum page for additional information.

Are there any prerequisites?

All applicants to the M.S. in Cyber Security program must have completed introductory level courses in networking, programming, business, and information security or must be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in each of these areas. These prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in CCU's M.S. in Cyber Security program. See M.S. in Cyber Security prerequisites for details.

How much does the program cost?

View current M.S. in Cyber Security tuition and fees.

Is financial aid available?

See our Financial Aid site for detailed information about financial aid and payment options for graduate students. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are also encouraged to check with your employer about additional tuition benefits that may be available through your company.

How does the online format work?

For online courses, CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange email, participate in online discussions, and complete lab-based exercises within a virtual laboratory environment to reinforce cyber concepts. Even assignments and tests are submitted online. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them prior to scheduled deadlines.

How is the online format different from a traditional classroom-based format?

All of the 10 required courses for the M.S. in Cyber Security program are available in an online format. In five- or seven-week blocks. Participants use online tools (e.g., the Internet, labs, Blackboard Learn, online threaded discussions, email, document sharing, the grade book, online presentations, etc.) to share from their experiences, explore issues in the cyber security domain, tackle assigned problems, create solutions for cyber security scenarios, and learn from the facilitating instructor and each other. In short, the experience is a rigorous, high-quality M.S. Cyber Security degree program, delivered in an accessible, convenient format available to students all over the world.

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