University of Delawere

Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Take a Proactive Approach to Today’s Cybersecurity Threats

Protect systems from malware and exploitation from the ground up with the online M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Delaware. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, the University is a sanctioned educational destination for security professionals who wish to learn advanced cyber defense skills.

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The designation establishes that the University has met stringent criteria and curriculum standards for cyber defense education.

Protect Systems at Every Step

Implementing IT security controls is no longer sufficient to repel today’s cyber threats. You need to know how to effectively defend your infrastructure by designing, executing and evaluating attack-resistant systems and software. Unlike many other cybersecurity programs, this 100 percent online program emphasizes the proactive design of software, networks and systems to ensure security at every step.

Coursework incorporates foundational theory and hands-on experience using virtual machine technology to provide you with valuable insights into today’s cybersecurity challenges, so you can anticipate evolving risks to security.

In this 10-course program you will:

  • Focus on designing secure software, networks and systems using a comprehensive approach.
  • Learn from faculty who are active practitioners and researchers with experience in corporate and military systems.
  • Use virtual machine environments to apply forensic tools to real-life scenarios that incorporate current risks and threats.

Rise to the Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

Computer and network security requires cybersecurity professionals who can step beyond traditional IT roles to design and implement robust solutions that can stand up to increasingly sophisticated attacks threatening every level of our society. At the same time, organizations are facing a shortage of professionals qualified to meet these challenges. The University’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence establishes a commitment to cultivate cybersecurity experts to meet the demand, opening up an array of career opportunities.

A Leader in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Implementation

The University of Delaware is home to the UD Cybersecurity Initiative, a hub of research, education, workforce training and development in this developing field. The center focuses on building partnerships with government, private and academic organizations, including the U.S. Army, JPMorgan Chase, IBM, GE, Bank of America and many others.

Located halfway between New York City and Washington, DC, UD is a confluence point for the corporate, military and intelligence communities. Additionally, given that more than a million companies make the state their legal home, and Delaware has an active state cybersecurity office dedicated to protecting governmental systems, The University of Delaware can help you make essential connections within the cybersecurity community.

Join a Growing Defense Force

Take on the challenge of ensuring cybersecurity across systems, software and networks with the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity from UD. Complete the form above to request more information and an admissions counselor will contact you to answer any questions you may have.

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