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Cybersecurity (MS)

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New careers in cybersecurity develop every day. The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity enables working professionals to gain technical mastery in this rapidly growing field.

Diagram of a microchip with security design overlaid

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum draws from the University of Arizona’s programs in Management Information Systems (MIS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Systems & Industrial Engineering (SIE).

The 33-credit program, available 100% online, is ideal for professionals who have three years of technical work experience in IT, engineering and other related fields and want to boost their skills for a cybersecurity career path.

Two tracks are available: information systems (MIS) or physical systems (engineering). Both focus on applying analytical and critical thinking to plan and execute security measures to shield computer systems, networks and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks.

Students engage in theoretical and hands-on approaches to learn the critical components of cybersecurity. Courses cover topics such as business intelligence data mining, information security, risk management, systems security management, penetration testing, network security, system cybersecurity engineering and cyber warfare.

The program offers six admission dates throughout the year.


Career Level
Master of Science
Eller College of Management and College of Engineering