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Webster gains Cybersecurity Master of Science degree

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- With the assistance of the Peterson Force Development Flight, specifically Susan Wilson and Blaine Hales, Webster University has been approved to offer a new Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity. This program is targeted to meet the needs of all service members seeking continued professional career development in cybersecurity, or those cybersecurity careers.

The 39 graduate credit-hour program was designed to meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity education. Classes will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. one night per week, for nine weeks each term. There are five terms a year and most students who can take two classes a term could complete their degree in approximately 20 months. Webster does not require a graduate management admission test, and students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution can apply for admission.

"The growing global cyber threat requires individuals supporting sensitive space, communications and information fields to be aware of Cybersecurity threats and have the skills to implement appropriate methods of protection, including public and private cooperation, and an in-depth understanding of U.S. and International Cyber Law," said Thomas Johnson, associate vice president at Webster.

"This program meets the Cybersecurity needs of local Army and Air Force officers and enlisted seeking individualized professional development to enhance their career advancement and future civilian career opportunities," said Margaret Reed, senior site director for Webster University in Colorado Springs.

Information sessions will be held at the Building 1 auditorium from 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. Nov. 1.

Additional information sessions will be held at the Webster Metro Campus, 5475 Tech Center Dr., Suite 110, every hour from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 31; call the metro campus to reserve a time slot.

Detailed information about this cybersecurity professional development program is available by calling Webster University at 590-7340 (metro campus) or 574-7562 (Peterson campus).

The Cybersecurity courses will initially be offered at the Webster metro campus beginning this spring, and will be offered at the Peterson campus as soon as a facility is available.

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