MS in Cybersecurity Program Overview
Cybersecurity professionals are the gatekeepers of information systems and cyber-physical systems. They plan and execute security measures to shield an organization’s computer systems, networks, and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks.
Graduates of the Master’s in Cybersecurity program will understand how to prevent, monitor, and respond to data breaches and cyberattacks. The University of Arizona’s online MS in Cybersecurity enables you to bolster your technical and analytical skills, all from the convenience of your home or office.
With our accelerated eight-week courses, you are able to focus on one course at a time and immediately apply the knowledge and skills learned in the course to your job.
The MS in Cybersecurity multidisciplinary curriculum draws courses from the University of Arizona’s programs in Management Information Systems (MIS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Systems & Industrial Engineering (SIE).
The program is designed for working IT, engineering, and other professionals who have three years of work experience and want to boost their skills for a cybersecurity career path.
Designed specifically for those with technical experience, the degree focuses on effectively applying analytical and critical thinking to plan and execute security measures to shield an organization’s computer systems, networks, and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks.
Students engage in theoretical and hands-on approaches to learning the critical components of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity courses cover topics such as business intelligence data mining, information security, risk management, systems security management, penetration testing, network security, and system cybersecurity engineering.