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Department of Information Science & Systems

Cybersecurity Intelligence Management

B.S. in Cybersecurity Intelligence Management

The Cybersecurity Intelligence Management program is designed to develop solid foundations in key technologies, methodologies, processes, and organizational skills for students who wish to advance in their career in the cybersecurity management track. This program follows the required knowledge units of appropriate academic excellence standards, resulting in the graduates of this program prepared to meet the needs of organizations and government agencies. Graduates are prepared for specialized jobs focused on emerging technology, involving cutting-edge aspects of cybersecurity to meet the growing and constant threats of cybercrime and policies concerning cybersecurity and privacy.

Cybersecurity is a rapidly expanding field in both jobs and salaries.  Businesses are developing cybersecurity experts who know how potential threats impact the organization. Security research suggests that many companies are vulnerable to data loss. All businesses are potential prey to cybercriminals leading to revenue loss and a decrease in customer trust. As students seek degrees in cybersecurity, the demand for cybersecurity programs will increase commensurately.  This program is for students who wish to pursue a non-technical career in cybersecurity by pursuing a program that will achieve academic excellence in cyber defense. This program follows the required knowledge units of appropriate academic excellence standards, resulting in the graduates of this program prepared to meet the needs of organizations and government agencies. 

Maryland Higher Education Commission's Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program may cover Tuition and mandatory fees; and Room and board with renewal requirements of  student being eligible for in-state tuition, maintaining satisfactory academic progress, and maintaining a grade point average of at least a 3.0. 

Morgan State University is a designated Center of Academic Excellence - CD certified through academic year 2027, by the National Security Agency (NSA).

“The CAE Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions offering cybersecurity-related degrees including majors, minors, and certificates at the Associates, Bachelors, and graduate levels. In addition, applicant institutions must demonstrate that it engages in significant community involvement, academic activities, and institutional practices in Cybersecurity and that the institution has one or more Program(s) of Study (PoS) under consideration meeting the requirements set forth in this document. The goal of the CAE-C program is to promote and support quality academic programs of higher learning that help produce the nation’s cyber workforce.”

The program will prepare students to enter the local, national, and global workforce as leaders and innovators.  This program is MSU’s mission to “Serve the community, region, state, nation, and the world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering, and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world.” Therefore, this program aligns with the designation of MSU as Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university. This program is also consistent with the University’s Carnegie Foundation classification as a doctoral research university with high research activities (R2) to serve the State of Maryland’s urban and underrepresented minority population, many of whom will pursue advanced degrees after their graduation.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Cybersecurity Intelligence Management

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. in Cybersecurity Intelligence Management. These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements 42

Business Core and Supporting Requirements 42

Cybersecurity Intelligence Management Major Requirements 36

Total Credits 120

All Supporting, Business Core, Supporting and Major Requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Courses include

  • CYBR 150 – Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3 credits
  • CYBR 250 – Scripting Fundamentals 3 credits
  • CYBR 320- Principles of Ethical Hacking 3 credits
  • CYBR 380 – Threat Mitigation & Incident Response 3 credits
  • INSS 391 - IT Infrastructure and Security 3 credits
  • CYBR 420 – Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3 credits
  • INSS 494 – Information Security and Risk Management 3 credits
  • CYBR 430 – Cybercrime Forensics 3 credits
  • CYBR 480 – Cybersecurity Planning and Management 3 credits
  • INSS 435 – Applied Predictive Analytics 3 credits
  • CYBR 499 – Cybersecurity Capstone 3 credits
  • XXXX – EEGR or COSC Electives 3 credits

For more information click on this Curriculum Sequence Link