Master's in Cybersecurity Risk Management


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While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.

To earn an MPS in Cybersecurity Risk Management, you must successfully complete 11 courses (33 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics in Cybersecurity
    • Capstone
  • 7 foundation courses (21 credits total):
    • Information Security
    • Cybersecurity Governance Frameworks
    • Information Assurance & Risk Management
    • Security Architecture & Design
    • Information Security Laws & Regulatory Compliance
    • Communication Strategy for Information Security Professionals
    • Disruptive Technology & Organizational Change
  • Choose 2 elective courses (6 credits total):
    • Computer Emergency Response & Resilience
    • Mobile Device & Application Security Strategy
    • Cloud Computing & Virtual Data Centers
    • Cyber Defense Analysis 
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence 
    • Cyber Surveillance Operations & Legal Frameworks

All core and/or foundation courses—aside from Capstone, which you will take during your final semester of the program—must be completed before you can take elective courses.

Program Formats

The Cybersecurity Risk Management program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online master’s has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule. You can take up to 12 credits per semester and complete the degree in as little as 15 months, or you can take as little as one course per semester and complete it in five years. Here are what other students typically do:

  • Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits (2 courses) during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 courses) during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

STEM OPT Extension

This program is eligible for a 24-month Optional Practical Training extension for degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM OPT) for qualified F-1 visa students.


All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.