Department website: http://www.nsu.edu/psychology/programs/ms-cyberpsychology
Scott M. Debb, Ed.D.
The M.S. in CyberPsychology program is a two full calendar year program (fall/spring/summer) that utilizes synchronous and asynchronous online instruction to prepare students to be social science researchers with emphasis in cyberpsychology. Courses are delivered in 8 and 16 week course formats. The M.S. CyberPsychology program is an applied study of the reciprocal relationships between humans in the 21st century and the current and emerging (digital) technologies we increasingly rely upon. This program builds on a wide range of psychological theory which is combined with critical examination of emerging trends across all domains of human behavior and technology. Students are equipped with essential research skills sought across a wide range of employment settings and Doctoral training programs.
This is a new program that will be offered in the Fall of 2020 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The M.S. CyberPsychology curriculum requires successful completion of 42 credit hours of course work (two years of instruction for full-time students). Potential students will likely have liberal arts or computer science backgrounds, or be currently in the workforce in business, government, or military, and looking to expand their skill set.
|PSY 510||Psychology & Cyberspace||3|
|PSY 520||Current Trends in Cyberpsychology||3|
|PSY 530||Ethical Research Methods in Cyberpsychology,Research & Ethics in Cyberpsychology||3|
|PSY 540||Consumer & Media Cyberpsychology||3|
|PSY 550||Human-Computer Interaction||3|
|PSY 610||Cyberpsychology Research I||3|
|PSY 620||Cyberpsychology Research II||3|
|PSY 580||Cybercognition & Behavior||3|
|PSY 690||Cyberpsychology Capstone||3|
|PSY 570||Forensic Cyberpyschology||3|
|CSC 535||Computer Security I||3|
|Electives (Take 9 Credits)||9|
|Management of Information Security|
|Systems of Criminal Justice|
|Theories of Crime and Delinquency|
|Social and Multicultural Psychology|
|Secure Operating Systems|
|Human Aspects of Cybersecuity|
|Computer and Network Forensics (Electives (Take 9))|
|Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing|
|Healthcare Information Security|
|Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity|
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Three current letters of recommendation (signed PDF’s) containing recommender-provided information about the student’s abilities to perform as a graduate student. Letter writers must all be professional references—personal references will not be accepted.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 0-4.0 scale preferred; 2.5 GPA will be considered assuming the application is accompanied by a) strong letters of recommendation, b) strong undergraduate coursework in statistics and research methods, c) 3.0 or higher for the student’s psychology-specific courses at the undergraduate level, d) at least two years of highly relevant work experience, or e) relevant prior graduate degree completion with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 0-4.0 scale.
Current CV or resume outlining the student’s relevant skills, education, and/or work experience.
Official transcripts sent to the Graduate School (unofficial transcripts can be uploaded into the portal for review purposes only).
An itemized statement outlining the student’s completion of psychology, statistics, and other research courses at any post-secondary institution, as well as their experience with online education courses. The student should itemize in tabular format the institution where the applicable courses were taken, the name and ID number of the course and final grade.
A personal statement that addresses the student’s interest in the field of cyberpsychology and what will allow the student to be successful specifically in NSU’s online M.S. CyberPsychology degree program. The student is free to craft their statement in whatever format and to whatever length they choose; however responses should not exceed 2,000 words and must cover the following points:
Why you are interested in cyberpsychology and what do you want to accomplish in this program?
What areas of research you might be interested in exploring as a student and if you plan on being a full-time or part-time student?
How your background/education/other experiences will help you be successful in the program?
An example from your own personal experience describing how you planned for and carried out an individual project with minimal supervision?
What are your short-term (or long-term) general goals post-graduation?