Program at a Glance

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  • The master’s program proposes a multidisciplinary perspective including concepts pertaining to criminology, law, public policy, technology management and military strategy. 
  • Specific technology management instruction as it relates to justice, law and security
  • Attend class one night per week and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) per month. On this schedule, students can complete three courses (nine credits) per term.
  • 12 courses, 36 credit hours, including capstone course.
  • Complete the master’s degree in as little as sixteen months.
  • Blended delivery combines classroom instruction with online work via Blackboard, GW’s web-based educational platform

Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management – Arlington and Ashburn, VA

Become a Leader in the Growing Field of Cyber Security

Designated as a Federal Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Law enforcement, public safety and homeland security professionals depend more and more on information technology and a secure digital infrastructure.  Consequently, the demand for strategic cyber security experts with the necessary understanding of policy and procedure is growing rapidly.  Rise to the challenge and learn the mission-critical skills to secure your organization’s infrastructure.

This program was developed for working professionals from the military, homeland security and private sectors who want to gain the expertise to address current and emerging challenges in cyber space.  You will learn strategies and practices that will empower you to manage critical information in the fight against hackers, terrorism, cyber criminals. This program will also enhance the cyber security leadership skills of current homeland security and criminal justice professionals, preparing the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure the country's digital infrastructure.
  • Learn from acknowledged leaders in the fields of cyber security and information management who bring first-hand experience to the classroom.

  • A strong focus on policy, practical experience and strategic application of knowledge.  The curriculum was designed in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security and the military, the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, experts in law enforcement, and key private organizations working in the fields of cyber security and information management.  View our list of testimonials.

  • Convenient classes are offered in a hybrid format online with evening classes at GW’s Arlington Education Center and weekend classes at the Ashburn, VA campus

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Program Representative
Carmen Session
703.726.8253
csession@gwu.edu
 
Program Director
Frederic Lemieux, Ph.D.
703.248.6210
flemieux@gwu.edu
 
Assistant Program Director
Constance Uthoff