Get to Know Our Online Cybersecurity Master's Program

In a survey by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Intel Security of IT professionals from around the globe, 82 percent said there is a shortage of cybersecurity skills in the workplace. As our world continues to become increasingly hyperconnected, securing the digital world is becoming more complex.

Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science welcomed its inaugural M.S. in Cybersecurity online cohort in October 2016. These students recognized the need for education in the industry and will enhance their skills to be able to predict, prevent, and counteract cyberattacks.

Students in the M.S. in Cybersecurity program focus on five objectives: Designing new systems, protecting systems, assuring systems, analyzing and detecting malware and other cyberattacks, and identifying suspicious cyber behavior.

The online format of the program combines live classes, interactive coursework, and collaborative group exercises. Students are able to form close personal connections with instructors and other students. Better yet, this can be done without having to relocate or leave their current jobs, while immediately applying what is learned.

Syracuse University and the College of Engineering and Computer Science have both identified cybersecurity and assurance as primary focus areas for their research. Our strengths in this area allow our faculty to address security problems throughout the vertical structure of cyber systems, from the system components to the user experience.

Graduates are sought after for their ability to translate what they have learned in the classroom to real-world needs. Are you ready to advance your career and make a difference in your organization? Check out our admissions page to join our next cohort.