FAQ

Are there any PhD programs in cybersecurity?

CSUSB offers no PhD degree programs in cybersecurity.

Are there any online cybersecurity degree programs?

CSUSB offers no online cybersecurity degree programs.

I am a beginner-level cybersecurity student. Should I wait to take the Facebook Codepath course?

The Codepath course is open to all levels of cybersecurity students. It is an advanced level course and is listed under IST 590. This means that you do need the required prerequisite course to be enrolled into IST 590.

When is the Facebook Codepath course offered?

The Facebook Codepath course is offered every Spring and Fall quarter.

How many scholarship students are accepted every year?

The number of scholarship students accepted into the SFS program varies every year. We typically accept anywhere from 7 to 10 students. For the IASP program, we review the CSUSB student applications and send our top nominations to the Department of Defense for selection.

What is the pricing for each degree program?

For pricing on degree programs please refer all questions to the Department of Information Decision Sciences.

Can I schedule an appointment to go over academic advising?

Any questions relating to academic coursework are refered to the Department of Information Decision Sciences.

Am I able to get a certificate in cybersecurity without being enroled in the University?

No, the design of the certificate program is similar to a minor. An example of this would be majoring in Computer Science and getting a certificate in Cybersecurity.

Can I do my masters in cybersecurity if my bachelor’s degree isn’t related to cyber?

Yes, you can still get a masters degree in cybersecurity even if your bachelors degree is not related.

I would like to meet with Dr. Coulson regarding the scholarships that are available. When can I come in to speak with him?

Dr. Coulson is avaliable to speak with students during his office hours. His Spring Quarter office hours are Mondays 11AM - 2PM and Tuesdays 12PM - 1PM in room JB 282. Dr. Coulson will be out of the office during the week of 6/4 to 6/8.

I would like to change my major to cybersecurity. Can you tell me about my options? What are the current degree programs for cybersecurity?

We offer many different cybersecurity degrees here at CSUSB. For a brief description on these degrees please visit our Academic Programs tab and navigate to your degree level to find cybersecurity bachelors and masters programs.