• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The curriculum of the Cybersecurity program at Saint Ambrose University  focuses on computer science and criminal justice, giving you the skills to recover lost or deleted data, identify a timeline of illegal activities, and perform an in-depth investigation when a server is compromised.

Internships give you quality, hands-on experience. SAU students have worked side-by-side with network, technology, and security experts at a number of regional and national corporations, including the National Security Administration, Deere & Company, Arconic (formerly Alcoa), and Genesis Health Systems. In fact, you will have your pick at regional internships since they often have more positions available than students.

Career

As a security analyst, your job is to prevent data breaches, protect information stored on a system, and create new solutions to prevent future attacks. Cybersecurity graduates also work in digital investigations and forensics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Script Programming
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • TCP/IP Fundamental
  • Network Forensics
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school and
  • A composite score of 20 or above on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or a 1040 or above on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Board. Students who graduated from high school five or more years ago do not need to supply ACT or SAT scores.

Minimum requirements for Conditional/Provisional status are

  • GPA: 2.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 unweighted scale)
  • Standardized Tests: 18 on the ACT or 970 on the SAT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31532 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31532 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Davenport

  • 820 - 1240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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