Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the country, with a shortage of skilled professionals. Gain advanced knowledge and skills you can immediately use in your career. Our graduate programs are designed for working professionals, with evening classes for both full-time and part-time students.

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

The MS in Cybersecurity is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and privacy, including a fundamental understanding of common security vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems; the ability to analyze and evaluate the security and privacy risks in information systems and networks; and the ability to design and implement information systems with security controls to minimize those risks.

We offer a wide range of security and privacy courses, including computer forensics, penetration testing, cryptography, ethics and policy, usable security, security analytics, and more. Concentrations are offered in network security, secure software development, or emerging technologies. Students can develop practical skills through internships and pursue cutting-edge research with real-world applications.

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We also offer a Master of Science in Information Technology, with a concentration in Information Security and Privacy.

Scholarships are available through the Scholarship for Service program.

Graduate Certificates

We offer three graduate certificates to build foundational core competencies in key areas of cybersecurity. A graduate certificate lets you begin your advanced degree without taking the GRE, and credit hours earned can be applied to a Master’s degree. Any two certificates can be combined to meet the course requirements of the Master’s in Cybersecurity degree.

Network Security: Advance your knowledge and skills in cybersecurity for networked systems. 15 credit hours.

Secure Software Development: Learn how to develop applications that are resistant to cyber attacks. 15 credit hours.

Information Security and Privacy: Gain advanced knowledge across the field of cybersecurity and privacy. 12 credit hours.

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Department of Software and Information Systems

The Cybersecurity programs are housed within the Department of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics. Cybersecurity has been a focus area of the SIS department for the past 15 years, and has been designated a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Our faculty conduct cutting edge research through the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Research Center. We also offer degrees with focus areas in security at the Bachelor's and PhD levels. Please visit the SIS Department web pages for more information about our faculty, students, and activities.