MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime
The NEW MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, offered by the Center for Global Affairs (CGA), prepares you to address the most pressing transnational security issues arising from cybercrime, cyberconflict, and cyberwar.
Cyberspace has transformed trade and the global movement of money, enabling sellers and buyers to conduct business across the borders of their own countries. It also has transformed the way in which individuals communicate, exchange and retrieve information, and develop and maintain relationships. This transformation has brought new challenges, however, the increasing use of and reliance on these technologies by societies around the globe have created vulnerabilities to cybercrime, which have only increased with each new connection.
The exponential expansion of digital technologies and the Internet have spawned a variety of new criminal behaviors and provided criminals with a new environment within which to operate. Cybercrime knows no physical, geographic boundaries, defying conventional notions of jurisdiction or national sovereignty and making the targeting of cybercriminals particularly challenging for authorities worldwide. The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been higher.
The MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime is designed for individuals who seek cyber-related positions across the private sector, public sector, and non-governmental organizations. Our program approaches cyber issues such as disinformation, espionage, and terrorists' use of the emerging technologies and media from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. Its full-time and part-time options include courses taught by experienced scholar and practitioner faculty who bring their wealth of knowledge, real-world experience, and networks to the classroom. Through the core curriculum; a choice of specialization courses; and a graduate thesis, team-based capstone project, or virtual internship, students prepare to excel and demonstrate a mastery of the discipline