Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science, Information Systems Technology (Pending Chancellor's Office Approval)
  • Master of Business Administration, Cybersecurity focus
  • Master of Public Administration, Cybersecurity concentration
  • Master of Science, National Cybersecurity Studies

Students in the Cybersecurity concentration must have access to a laptop computer for use in most IST concentration courses.

    Master of Science - Information Systems and Technology

    (Admission is contingent on final approval of the program by the CSU Chancellor's Office)

    The Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) prepares students for leadership positions in the areas of (1) Cybersecurity, and (2) business intelligence and information systems technology career tracks. The main objective is to graduate students who have the ability to identify and solve business problems, manage organizational risk, secure and manage computer network systems, ensure business continuity, design and implement data warehouses, and use business intelligence tools to collect, integrate, analyze, and use analytics tools to mine big data for the purpose of supporting managerial decision making at all control levels-frontline, managerial, and strategic. Graduates of both career tracks are able to use their analytics knowledge to fully exploit the opportunities provided by big data, i.e. nurture data-based, evidence-driven organizations. Specific positions for the cybersecurity career track include information security analyst, security manager, forensics manager, computer network analyst, database administrator, and computer network architect. Specific positions for the business intelligence and information systems technology career track include management analyst, business intelligence analysts, computer system analysts, business continuity planners, research analysts, IT project managers, and business application managers. The cybersecurity and in business intelligence and information technology career paths can also lead to strategic positions such as Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Analytics Officer, Chief Data Officer, or Chief Business Architect. The program is open to all qualified students with a postbaccalaureate degree (major or minor) from an accredited college or university in any field. Students must have a keen interest in pursuing careers in cybersecurity, business intelligence, data analytics, and information systems technology. 

    Learn more about the MSIST.

    Master of Business Administration - Cybersecurity Focus

    The College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino, is recognized as the best business college in California, and one of the most innovative programs in the Western USA.

    For more information on the MBA program and required core courses please visit the MBA website and the MBA Bulletin.

    Master of Public Administration - Cybersecurity Concentration

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to prepare students for leadership in public service. The MPA Program at CSUSB is proud to be accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

    For more information on the MPA program and required core courses please visit the MPA website and the MPA Bulletin.

    Master of Science - National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Concentration

    The National Security Studies (NSS) program at California State University, San Bernardino is one of a few graduate programs in the country that is devoted to the study of U.S. national security, and the only one in the California State University system Our fully accredited Master’s program provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers in service for the U.S. government.

    For more information on the NSS program and required core courses please visit the National Security Studies website and the NSS Bulletin.