Administration, M.S.A.


Recognized by the National Professional Science Masters Association, the M.S.A. with a specialization in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to pursue advanced training while simultaneously developing workplace skills. Offered entirely online, the program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in cyber-related positions in public, nonprofit, and private organizations. Coursework also prepares students for admission to doctoral programs and professional schools.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of graduate admission tests: GRE (verbal score of at least 150 and quantitative of at least 145), MAT, or GMAT   
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA 
• Undergraduate degree major
• Letter of intent
• Three letters of recommendation


Department Contact

Dr. Sikha Bagui
Chair, Department of Computer Science & Director, Cybersecurity Center

Phone: (850) 474-3022

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Program Accolades

  • Professional Science Master's

Learn more about the Professional Science Master's.  

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.