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Master of Science in Information and Cybersecurity: Career Outlook

Gain Skills for a Rapidly Growing Career Field

Compromises, breaches and intrusions are a daily occurrence. Cybersecurity professionals are in hot demand, as corporations and businesses are investing their time and resources to make sure their systems and data are secure and protected. Purdue graduates will have the skills and qualifications required for crucial positions in maintaining cybersecurity for corporations and government agencies.

Nearly all industries benefit from the critical work of cybersecurity analysts, and demand for these professionals continues to grow. The online Master’s Degree in Information and Cybersecurity prepares students to work as:

  • Cybersecurity/Information security specialists 
  • Senior security analysts
  • Digital forensics analysts
  • Network security engineers
  • Cybersecurity operators
  • Cybersecurity/Information security software engineers

National average salaries:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst - $98,270
  • Digital Forensic Analyst - $100,063
  • Information Security Specialist - $97,273


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