Earn an M.S. in Cybersecurity Online
and Help Protect the Digital World

Why Earn a Master’s in Cybersecurity From Syracuse University?

As our world continues to become increasingly hyperconnected, securing the digital world is becoming more complex. Recent research shows that the world is on pace to reach a cybersecurity workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022.1

The M.S. in Cybersecurity program, delivered online at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, prepares students to identify, prevent, and counteract cybercrime through cutting-edge research, curricular innovations, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

#11
Best Online Graduate Information Technology Program2

Our professors have received recognition from top national security organizations, including funding from the National Security Agency (NSA) to develop their open-source, hands-on cybersecurity curriculum.3

Shiu-Kai Chin

Professor Shiu-Kai Chin has worked with the United States Air Force to research trustworthy systems and hardware-based security. Professor Chin has also received multiple honors within Syracuse University and serves as director of the University’s Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust.4

Confront Today's Greatest Cyberthreats

Be the one your organization turns to when protecting important assets.

A Rigorous Curriculum Delivered in a Flexible Format

The M.S. in Cybersecurity online program requires 30 total credits, including 15 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives, nine of which are required technical electives. Live online classes with HD video bring students face to face with their classmates and faculty each week, as well as in-person immersion experiences on the Syracuse University campus. Learn more about the curriculum.

Core courses include:

  • Computer Security
  • Internet Security
  • Assurance Foundations
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Principles of Operating Systems

Required technical electives include:

  • Machine Learning and Security
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Biometrics

Students can complete the degree in as few as 15 months.

We offer four cohort start dates a year so you can start the program at the time that works best for you.

"I have taken many different online classes, and Syracuse University’s format is the best experience so far. Syracuse University’s class sizes are small, and you interact with your professors and classmates each week. It really is as close to a brick-and-mortar experience as you can get."

Jonathan Ennis, Class of '18

Learning Objectives

To ensure students will go on to succeed in high-demand positions and adapt in a rapidly evolving field, the program emphasizes the following learning objectives:

  • Design of new computer and information systems that are inherently secure
  • Protection of systems on web, mobile, and other information platforms
  • Systems assurance through application of mathematical logic
  • Analysis and detection of malware, data breaches, and other cyberattacks
  • Data mining and anomaly detection to identify suspicious cyber behavior

Earn Your M.S. in Cybersecurity and Protect Your Organization

Request information today to speak with an admissions counselor and learn more about the online program.

Admissions Prerequisites for the Online M.S. in Cybersecurity

The College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks graduate students who have a passion to shape tomorrow’s technology and are prepared for the rigor of their programs. The online M.S. in Cybersecurity program is best suited for applicants that have prior demonstrated academic and/or work experience within the following prerequisite requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrated core competencies in basic systems knowledge, data structures, discrete mathematics, and high-level programming (C and C++) are recommended.

Begin your application to Syracuse’s online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program today.

GRE waivers are available to qualified applicants.

Additional preparatory courses may be required for certain students.

Upcoming Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines
Classes Start Application Deadline
April 2020 February 6, 2020
July 2020 May 7, 2020
October 2020 August 6, 2020

Syracuse Supports the Military

Syracuse University’s M.S. in Cybersecurity is the #1 cybersecurity program for veteran and military-connected students, according to The Military Times’ rankings.5 In addition, Syracuse University is ranked the #1 Private School for Veterans by The Military Times.6

Career Outlook: Cybersecurity Professionals Are in High Demand

By developing expertise in the online master’s program, students can help address the urgent need for cybersecurity specialists in industries such as education, finance, oil and gas, health care, entertainment, and national defense.

32%
projected growth in demand for information security professionals through 20287

$98,350
average salary for information security analysts7

Engineering@Syracuse graduates have worked at companies including:

  • ADP
  • BAE Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM
  • Samsung
  • PwC
  • Yelp

The self-reported information above reflects enrolled students as of June 2019.

83%
of Engineering@Syracuse students who responded strongly agreed or agreed that these courses were of value for their career goals.

82%
of Engineering@Syracuse students who responded strongly agreed or agreed that the program enhanced their career opportunities.

According to an exit survey provided to Engineering@Syracuse graduates between May 2018 and August 2019. The survey had a 70% response rate.

Give Your Career a Competitive Advantage

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