Amplify Your Cybersecurity Career as an in-Demand Specialist
With your online M.S. in Cybersecurity from UD, you’ll be positioned to help industry-leading companies overcome today’s biggest cybersecurity challenges.
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Known for Excellence: The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated UD as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Networking Potential: Our program helps you connect with the corporate, military, intelligence and financial communities, connecting you to a number of sought-after cybersecurity careers.
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Take an Active Role in Advanced Cybersecurity Careers
Computer Systems/Design Manager1
$157,580 per year
Computer/Information Systems Manager1
$151,150 per year
Computer Systems Administrator—Information Security2
$89,660 per year
Network and Computer Systems Administrator2
$84,810 per year
Fulfill Growing Demand for Qualified Professionals
Choosing the University of Delaware’s renowned hub of cybersecurity education and training puts you on the path to a high-paying, in-demand career. Our partnerships with government, business, academic and private organizations could lead to your next cybersecurity career opportunity.
You’ll also be prepared to address the shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in almost every industry. This rising demand in computer and IT occupations is due in large part to the widespread collection and storage of big data plus the necessary experience in cybersecurity required to protect it.3
In addition to the positions listed above, your online master’s degree in cybersecurity could lead to a career as a:
- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Chief Technical Officer
- Cybersecurity Manager
- Data Center Manager
- IT Director or Supervisor
Cybersecurity Career Outlook
- The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in 2020, which is higher than the median annual wage for all other occupations.3
- Total employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations.1
- Employment growth in cybersecurity careers is driven by the need to bolster cybersecurity used by businesses. Industries will also need to implement more robust security policies as cyber threats increase.1
As a UD Online student, you’ll gain access to all available student and career services.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Advanced cybersecurity strategies
- Applied cryptography
- Cloud security
- Complex defensive and offensive practices
- Digital forensics
- DNS security
- Reverse engineering for threats
- Secure software design
- Smart Grid applications
- System hardening and protection
- TCP/IP protocol
- Web security