MS-CSIA Frequently Asked Questions

What is the number of credits required for graduation?
The MS-CSIA degree program requires 33 credits for graduation (with capstone or thesis or 2 additional courses option). For the full program outline please review the catalog.

How many "core" courses will I need to take to graduate?
The core classes include:
CSIA 6010 Network Security 3
CSIA 6040 IT Project Management 3
CSIA 6060 IT Risk Management 3
CSIA 6440 Research Methods 3

CSIA 6300 Cyber Law & Investigations 3

Do I have to take the courses in order?
No. Once you are admitted in the program, you will make an appointment with academic advisor, who will create the best sequence of courses offered.

What is the average time per week I will need to dedicate to each of the MS in Cybersecurity courses?
The average is 9 hours per week (3 credits). Fourteen -week courses generally require more time per week than 16-week courses. Your skill and knowledge level could influence the amount of time you
need to spend on some classes.

Do I need to complete my assignments on a weekly basis or are they self-paced?
Students will complete their assignments based on the deadlines of the course. The course syllabus will define what assignments are due which will be available on the first day of class on Canvas (Learning Management System). Students will get access to the syllabus and course content after they have successfully registered.

How are the courses structured?
The courses are delivered on Canvas using a combination of voiced-over material supplemented by online labs, assignments, projects, reading materials, quizzes, and exams.

What books do I need to purchase for the course?
Link to the catalog- Please refer to the course syllabus and description page.

How much does one course cost?
The amount charged for the online program consists of tuition. View the tuition table online.

Can I use my veteran's benefits to help pay for the MS in Cybersecurity program?
Yes. For SUU, please contact Amanda Keller, SUU Veterans’ Services Coordinator, at or to make sure you are all set up by the VA before you apply to the program.