Master of Science in Cybersecurity

As our world continues to become increasingly hyper-connected, securing the digital world is becoming more and more complex. Through cutting-edge research, curricular innovations, and multidisciplinary collaboration, the M.S. in Cybersecurity delivered online at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science prepares students to identify, prevent, and counteract cyber crime.

Program Overview

We believe that it is insufficient for systems to be merely secure; they must also be assured. A secure system exhibits the traditional properties of confidentiality, integrity, and availability; an assured system is a secure system whose properties are verified or proven.

Students in the M.S. in Cybersecurity program develop the expertise to design and develop secure, assured systems. Curriculum focuses on five major objectives:

  • Design of new systems that are inherently secure
  • Protection of systems such as web, mobile, and critical infrastructures
  • Systems assurance through application of mathematical logic
  • Analysis and detection of malware and other cyberattacks
  • Data mining and anomaly detection to identify suspicious cyber behavior

Graduates of the program emerge fully prepared to predict, prevent, and respond to cyberattacks.

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Gain the Skills to Confront Today’s Greatest Cyberthreats

A background in high-level programming is preferred.

Program Requirements

The 30-credit M.S. in Cybersecurity degree is available on campus and online, and can be tailored to each student's unique personal and professional schedule. Learn more about the on campus program here.

Students typically complete the program in 15 months.

A World-Class Institution for Cybersecurity Education

Syracuse University has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001 and as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009.

In addition to recognition from top national security organizations, we take pride in our unique capabilities and accomplishments in the field of research. The University and College 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. Our faculty members are passionate about integrating their research into the courses they teach.

Learning Online

The online format of the program combines live classes, interactive coursework, and collaborative group exercises. This collection of online tools and services allow students to form close personal connections with instructors and other current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals — without having to relocate or leave their current jobs.

Courses are led by Syracuse University faculty members and students have opportunities to integrate new skills in real-world settings.

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