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MS in Information and Cybersecurity

Our on-campus degree program is designed for IT professionals in industry or government who want to advance in technical cybersecurity and privacy positions. 

This Master's Degree in Computer Science prepares students to grow into the role of an information and cybersecurity specialist, while learning foundational principles, relevant systems, and acquiring proficiency in using the cutting-edge software tools.

The program differs from our traditional thesis-based Master’s Degree in Computer Science through its specialized area of focus and its suitability for professionals whose undergraduate bachelor’s degree may not have been in computer science. The program is intended to serve professionals with programming and computer science experience acquired either during their professional career or by having at least an undergraduate CS minor. The program will also be a natural progression for recent BS graduates in a computing major. 

Focus Areas

  • Foundations of Information Security
  • Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Social, Economic, and Legal Aspects
  • Security Analytics
  • Data Security and Privacy


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