M.S. Cybersecurity

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Who is the M.S. in cybersecurity for?

The MS in Cybersecurity program is for people who have more of a technical cybersecurity background or want to grow their technical knowledge of cybersecurity.

Looking to grow your business skills? Check out the Master of Business Administration in Cybersecurity program.

What to expect as a cybersecurity graduate student at JBU


Learn from cybersecurity specialists

Faculty with real-world cybersecurity experience from a variety of different fields (healthcare, government, education, etc.) will teach you how to protect your organization's data from cyber threats. When you graduate, you'll be equipped to lead a team or organization to mitigate cyber-risks and achieve business objectives. 


Up-to-date content

The field is constantly changing. Because of this, content in the cybersecurity M.S. is constantly being revised to present students with relevant information. 


Advance your career

For those seeking to expand their role in the IT sector, an M.S. in cybersecurity will expand your knowledge and leadership potential. 

Featured Faculty

Justin Simpson, Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity, Senior Director of Security Engineering at Walmart

Justin Simpson teaches as an adjunct professor at JBU and serves as senior director of Security engineering at Walmart.  He has also served as Director of the Identity & Access Management Engineering & Operations team, and other roles at Walmart. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.


Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.

Why JBU? See what our alumni have to say...

It's crucially important for IT people — whether they are in general IT, architecture design, or software — they all need to be more aware of cybersecurity issues and their practical use of it. ... If you are thinking about attending JBU and can do it, then you should. You’ll have to put the work in because the work you put in is what you're going to get out of it.

Jonathan Newton


Meet our Cybersecurity Faculty


Paul Nast (John Brown University)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



Derrek Arce (Arvest Bank)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



Justin Simpson (Walmart)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



Jonathan Newton (Engineering with IT)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



Ryan Dugger (ATLAS Technology Group)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



David Graham (Booz Allen Hamilton)

Adjunct Instructor, Cybersecurity



bold. disciplined. committed.

Admission requirements for the cybersecurity program

In addition to general admission requirements, applicants to the graduate cybersecurity program must have:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (4.0=A).
  • Evidence of competency in the areas of computer programming, algebra and networks.
    • Examples include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field or or the successful completion of undergraduate courses, CLEP exams, technical certifications or professional experience in these fields.
  • No entrance exam is required.
  • Students must pass a criminal background check. 

Special petition for admission

If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you may petition for admission consideration. Applicants should submit a letter to the graduate admissions office via email or upload it to their application portal. Please address your letter to:

Dr. Tim Gilmour, Department Chair
JBU Graduate Cybersecurity
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761