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Graduate Studies Program Spotlight

In an era dominated by technology, the demand for cybersecurity professionals has increased significantly. As cyber threats remain a concern, organizations actively seek skilled professionals to safeguard their digital possessions. Geneva College, in its commitment to academic excellence, offers a cutting-edge Master of Science in Cybersecurity program that prepares students for the challenges of the digital landscape.

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the complex world of cybersecurity. The curriculum combines a solid foundation in computer science with specialized courses focusing on methods, knowledge, and leadership. The program covers a wide range of cybersecurity topics, ensuring that students graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the field. From cyberlaw to incident response, students delve into the intricacies of protecting digital systems.

Gordon Richards, DSc, director of the master’s program and chair of the computer science department, says, “We aim to develop graduates with the theoretical and technical capabilities to make a meaningful impact on the organizations they serve. We want them to do it in a way that, first and foremost, brings glory and honor to God.”

The cybersecurity program is led by faculty members who are both experienced academics and industry experts. Along with Richards, the faculty includes associate professors Paul Poteete, PhD, and Scott Madeira, MBA. Students benefit from their wealth of knowledge, gaining insights into the latest trends, threats, and solutions in this field. This program prepares students to meet common cybersecurity threats that involve malware, ransomware, and phishing. Graduates are well-positioned for success in the vital field of cybersecurity and are equipped to pursue a variety of roles, including roles as IT security specialists, cybercrime investigators, and cybersecurity engineers.

Geneva College's Master of Science in Cybersecurity program stands as a beacon for those seeking to make a mark in the cybersecurity landscape. With a vigorous curriculum and hands-on learning, the faculty is committed to producing industry-ready professionals. Richards adds, “These professions demand integrity and high ethical standards. The biblical worldview through which our program is taught provides a solid foundation in biblical ethics and practice that our students can carry with them when serving God and neighbor, whether in the workplace, community, home, or church.” As digital threats continue to escalate, Geneva College remains at the forefront, shaping the future defenders of our digital frontier.

Elia Glenn '27

Opinions expressed in the Geneva Blog are those of its contributors and do not necessarily represent the opinions or official position of the College. The Geneva Blog is a place for faculty and contributing writers to express points of view, academic insights, and contribute to national conversations to spark thought, conversation, and the pursuit of truth, in line with our philosophy as a Christian, liberal arts institution.

Feb 29, 2024

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