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The Master of Science in Cyber Systems

This unique program merges the hands-on exploration of Information Technology with the foundational theory of Computer Science. An ever-evolving set of electives allows students to follow their own path, through focus areas such as: cybersecurity, cyber forensics, wireless networking, and enterprise networking.

Opportunities exist to participate in active research groups as well. The combination of practical skills and leading-edge knowledge gained through this program prepares students to work in positions such as Information Security Analyst, Digital Forensic Examiner, Network Engineer, or System Administrator.

There are two versions to the program. One version is for those who already hold a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field, while the other is for those with no prior education in these areas. Those coming to the program without this education simply complete a set of four additional bridge courses on the topics of programming and computer systems. These will help students transition from their previous background to a level of readiness that enables them to successfully pursue the rest of the degree program.

Professional Training Internships

Many students benefit from an internship experience that often leads to full-time employment. Although an internship is not required, students may earn up to three credits (one elective) for participation in an internship. Both part-time and full-time employment is possible, as long as a minimum number of hours is achieved.

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment for security analysts is projected to grow 37% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. Students land positions at top governmental agencies and high-caliber private sector companies due to the strong technical training they receive.

Comprehensive Course of Study

Thanks to an ever-evolving set of electives, students can focus on the area that most attracts them. These are the areas that currently show high demand in the field of cyber systems:

- Cyber forensics -- recovering evidence to support a criminal investigation

- Cybersecurity -- protecting a computing infrastructure in the face of continual security threats

- Wireless networking -- investigating the properties of the next generation of wireless infrastructures

- Enterprise networking -- designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining an enterprise infrastructure

Students will complete a substantial project that will demonstrate their level of expertise and professionalism so that they can hit the ground running when they land that coveted position in their chosen area. There are three ways to satisfy the project requirement: a thesis for which research would be done; taking a course in which a significant project occurs; or taking a separate course specifically dedicated to a project.

Admission Requirements

This program has a rolling admissions policy. Admissions decision are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

In order to be considered for admission to the graduate program in Cyber Systems, students must submit the following to the Office of Graduate Enrollment at the University of New Haven:

1. A completed application. UNH encourages students to apply online at: www.newhaven.edu/apply

2. Official transcripts from undergraduate institution of all previous college work.*

*UNH strongly recommends that any transcripts from international institutions be evaluated by an approved evaluating service. Please visit www.ece.org or www.wes.org for more information. For specific questions regarding this, please contact International Admissions at: gradinternational@newhaven.edu.

3. Two letters of recommendation

4. A personal statement

5. A resume

Once the Enrollment office has received all the required documents, the application will be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee for review.

Financial Aid

Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program

Roughly 80% of UNH's graduate students use student loans at some point in their graduate school career. Students can borrow up to $20,500 annually by applying for financial aid and obtaining federal and private student loans. The University offers its highest-achieving incoming graduate students the opportunity to participate in the Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program (EGAP). In return, students receive an experiential learning and work opportunity, a 75% tuition discount, and an hourly wage. The University also takes part in the tuition reimbursement program (with participating companies) and, as a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, offers tuition waivers for U.S. service members and veterans. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are also available.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans

These loans are the primary financial aid source for most graduate students. Direct loans are available to U.S citizens and eligible non-citizens who are enrolled on a minimum half-time basis (five credits per semester). Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in non-need-based Unsubsidized Stafford loans. Stafford loans do not go into repayment until six months after students drop below half-time status, graduate, or leave school. To apply for financial aid, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at www.FAFSA.gov.

The University of New Haven

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut. Recognized as a national leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven is a private, comprehensive university offering over 40 graduate degree and certificate programs. More than 1,700 UNH graduate students from across the country and the globe benefit from small class sizes, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities at the University's main campus, located in West Haven, Connecticut since 1960. The University has nationally recognized programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

There are approximately 6,500 students, in total, currently attending the University. The main campus is minutes from New Haven, and public transportation makes New York and Boston easy destinations.

Location & Contact

Program in Cyber Systems

Tagliatela College of Engineering
University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
United States

Dr. David Eggert


Phone: 203-932-7097
Email: deggert@newhaven.edu

Ms. Michelle Mason

Director of Graduate Enrollment

Phone: 203-932-7067
Email: mmason@newhaven.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Computer And Information Systems Security Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
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    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 76
    • Accepted 35
    • Acceptance Rate 46
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
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  • Entrance Requirements
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    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
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    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

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    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
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Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Female Percentage32%
    • Male Percentage68%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian36%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student57%



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