Rising Demand for Cybersecurity Experts
Demand for cybersecurity experts is higher than ever. Cyber-attacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks. In fact, the White House has called for "a national strategy, similar to the effort to upgrade science and mathematics education in the 1950s," to meet the challenge of turning out qualified graduates to fill cybersecurity jobs .
Today there are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment prospects for experts such as information security analysts will grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average of 7 percent for all occupations . Earn your degree and take advantage of the large number of open positions available right now.
Online Curriculum Designed for the Working Professional
The Cybersecurity M.S. program will prepare you to understand and face the cybersecurity challenges of today and anticipate the threats of tomorrow, opening new opportunities for advancement in your industry. Intended for professionals who are interested in improving their knowledge in cybersecurity issues and techniques, this program is offered entirely online and a background in computer science is not required.
The cybersecurity certificate program will expose you to the most recent IT technologies and methodologies that strengthen the security and resilience of cyberspace. You'll gain a deeper understanding of various types of system and network vulnerabilities, digital forensics, cyber-attacks, cyber law and issues of ethics, risk management, and evidence collection.
Stackable degree for Cybersecurity Certificate Students
Students who successfully complete the Cybersecurity Certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may take five additional courses to receive a master’s degree in cybersecurity. These students must submit an application to matriculate into the Cybersecurity M.S. program.
Merit-based scholarships are available the first semester of study to eligible students accepted into the program. For questions regarding the requirements to qualify for the scholarship, please contact the graduate admissions office.